A man shot dead in a chilling execution outside a house last night had left a taxi just moments before.
Emergency services were called to Alderson Road , Wavertree, at around 10.40pm last night to reports that a man had been injured.
Paramedics took the victim to hospital but he sadly died a short time later.
Police investigating the fatal shooting, which is the second murder in Liverpool in ten days, said today that the 25-year-old had just got out of a taxi moments before the shots were fired.
It is believed that the man was stood on a doorstep of one of the terraced houses on the street when he was hit.
People in the area told the ECHO that the victim was shot "around four times" before armed police and the ambulance services arrived on the street.
Tonight, almost 24 since the brutal, execution style murder, forensic officers can still be seen at the property.
A number of cordons are still in place as officers removed evidence from the house and the area surrounding the front door.
A green tarpaulin has also been placed over the door and doorstep as night fell on the street.
Last night's incident was Merseyside's sixth confirmed shooting in just eight days - leaving the region in the grip of one of its most violent periods of gun violence in years.
Terrified parents in Wavertree have described the fear they now have for their families after the murder.
A mum-of-two who lives on Alderson Road, says her two children, aged nine and four, were scared after seeing the cordon on the way to school.
She said: “I’m really scared, I have just been talking to the mums at school about it.
"We’re all scared and they were saying this happens often and it is something they’re getting used to.”
Another concerned mother who lives in the area added: “I just want peace, we need to raise our children by showing good examples, not by letting them see things like this.”
Detectives investigating the attack believe it to have been targeted and confirmed earlier today that the man has been identified and his next of kin are in the process of being informed.
Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 1144, or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111, which is completely independent of police.