A schoolboy, 14, was among five teenagers arrested today during dawn raids after an attempted street execution.
The 17-year-old victim was blasted in the stomach and left bleeding in the street before a passerby reportedly took him to hospital.
The street had to be sealed off as forensics experts combed the area for clues after the shooting which police are treating as an unsuccessful murder bid.
Today Merseyside Police said five teenagers including a 14-year-old boy have all been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police put doors in this morning.
All five have also been arrested suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession of a bladed article.
After carrying out raids at four homes police arrested a 15-year-old boy from Huyton, a 15-year-old boy from Dovecot, a a 17-year-old boy from Dovecot, a 16-year-old boy from Huyton , and 14-year-old from Prescot.
A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “A total of four warrants were carried out in co-ordinated raids earlier this morning, in the Knowsley and Liverpool areas, resulting in the following arrests on suspicion of attempted murder, suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession of a bladed article.”
He added: “All have now been taken to police stations across Merseyside to be questioned.”
Images earlier this week showed specialist investigators combing the pavement for evidence, outside a house on the road, which is cordoned off by police tape.
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