A WOMAN has been killed in a pub shooting on Christmas Eve – as cops hunt the ‘gunman’ who fled the scene in a Mercedes.
The young woman and three men were shot at the Lighthouse Inn in Wallasey Village, Merseyside around 11.50pm last night.
The young woman and three men were shot at the Lighthouse Inn[/caption]
They were all rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds, and the woman was later sadly pronounced dead.
A murder probe has now been launched.
The alleged gunman fled the scene in a dark coloured Mercedes, cops believe.
Dept Supt Dave McCaughrean of Merseyside Police said the pub was a “busy venue full of young people” at the time of the shooting.
He added: “We believe that the gunman left the pub car park in a dark coloured vehicle – possibly a dark coloured Mercedes shortly after the shooting.”
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He appealed for anyone with information on the shooting to come forward.
He said: “This investigation is in the very early stages and we understand that this is a truly shocking and devastating incident that has happened just before Christmas Day.
“We have a number of officers at Wallasey Village who are carrying out extensive enquiries to understand exactly what has taken place and take immediate action.
“A woman has tragically lost her life at Christmas whilst several people are being treated in hospital and our thoughts and condolences are with the victim’s family.”
Cops said the woman’s family is being supported by specially-trained officers.