Murder probe as 16-year-old boy shot dead on Liverpool canal towpath


Police have appealed for information after 16-year-old Lewis Dunne was shot dead in Liverpool.

Lewis was found suffering from a serious gunshot wound to his back after being blasted on a canal towpath in Eldonian Village, in the Vauxhall area of Liverpool, shortly before 11.20pm last night.

He was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Assistant Chief Constable Ian Pilling of Merseyside Police said: "No mother or father expects to bury their child at the age of 16 years.

"It is difficult to imagine what Lewis' mother and father are going through at this moment in time.

"I believe someone, somewhere, knows who has done this, and would ask them to search their conscience and do the right thing.

"Your information could help us make significant progress in this inquiry."