LONDON, Dec. 25 (AP) — A young woman was killed and three men were injured in a Christmas Eve shooting at a pub in northwest England, police said Sunday.
Merseyside Police said they were investigating the 11.50pm shooting at the Lighthouse pub in the town of Wallasey on Saturday, which was being classified as a murder. Police have not yet detained any suspects.
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“The investigation is at a very early stage and we understand that this is a truly shocking and devastating incident that took place in a busy venue full of young people just before Christmas,” Detective Superintendent David McCawlane said. Say.
The woman died in hospital with “injuries consistent with gunshot wounds,” police said in a statement. In addition to the three injured men, several others were injured, the statement said.
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McCaughrean said investigators were looking for witnesses as well as cell phone and CCTV footage to figure out what happened.
“We believe the shooter left the bar parking lot in a dark vehicle, possibly a dark Mercedes, shortly after the shooting and we would like anyone who saw this to contact us immediately,” he said. Say.
The pastor of a nearby church told the Press Association news agency that the shooting would shock residents because of the location of the bar.
“We have a lot of young people and families in that area. The lighthouse is the heart of that community,” said Jeffrey Hughes, a United Reformed pastor.
Hughes said his church’s Christmas morning service will not be “celebrating as usual” because of the depressing news.
The violence “shows us that even though we celebrate Christmas, we as a society are still far from those (peaceful) ideals,” he told the Palestinian Authority.
In Britain, where gun violence is relatively rare, most police officers do not carry guns.
Essex Police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested after a fatal shooting at a pub in eastern England on Friday night.
A suspect has been charged with murder, possession of an offensive weapon in public and possession of a bladed object in public after another man died at the Lamb and Lion pub in Westcliff-on-Sea, police said. (Associated Press)
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