Arrest over shooting of Carl Russell by cyclist in Liverpool

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    Cornwood Close, Belle ValeImage copyright PA
    Image caption Carl Russell was shot as he and his girlfriend were getting out of a car on Cornwood Close

    A man who was shot dead by a cyclist in “broad daylight” has been named.

    Carl Russell was attacked as he and his girlfriend were getting out of a car on Cornwood Close, Belle Vale, Liverpool, at about 11:30 BST on Sunday.

    The 27-year-old, who was from the area, was later pronounced dead in hospital.

    Merseyside Police said it was a “targeted attack” and a 29-year-old man from Belle Vale had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

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    Image caption Merseyside Police said the attack was “targeted”

    Appealing for information, Det Ch Insp Mark Baker said the man responsible for the shooting was “believed to have been riding a pedal bike and made off from the scene in the direction of Madeira Drive”.

    He said the man was “white, in his late 20s and of medium build”.

    “[He was] dressed all in black and wearing a high-vis orange jacket, which was dark blue at the bottom and had a reflective band,” he added.

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