25/10/2016 08:46 BST | Updated 25/10/2016 08:49 BST

Aigburth, Liverpool Shooting, Sees Murder Investigation Launched After Man Found With Gunshot Wounds

Police say shooting appears to be a 'targeted incident'.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with gunshot wounds to his head, thigh and buttock in Liverpool.

The man, who is yet to be named, died in hospital about 40 minutes after being found on Southwood Road, Aigburth, on Monday night, the Liverpool Echo reported. 

ITV said the man, believed to be in his 30s, died around 11pm.

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A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with gunshots wounds in Liverpool

Police were called to the scene of the shooting around 10.20pm and have said it appears to be a “targeted incident”. 

Southwood and Bryanston roads have reportedly been cordoned off as detectives search for evidence. 

Superintendent Jonathon Davies said while police enquiries were at an “early stage” the shooting does appear to be a “targeted incident”. 

He added to ITV: “I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time, to call us so we can find those responsible and put them before the courts.

“We will not tolerate the use of firearms on the streets of Merseyside and are relentless in our efforts to bring those who are prepared to use them to justice.”