‘Drug Warfare’ Behind UK Shootings as Four Teenagers Gunned Down in Latest Attack
A TURF war between rival drug gangs is thought to be behind a spate of tit-for-tat shootings that have spilled on to the streets of Bootle.
Four teenagers were gunned down in a single attack on Saturday night around 11.30pm – the fifth shooting in the town in just over a week.
A 15-year-old boy and three 17-year-old males were last night recovering in hospital after being shot in the Akenside Street area.
Detectives are treating the shootings as a targeted attack and believe they are linked to the four other shootings in the town over recent days.
Bootle MP Joe Benton said “inter-gang warfare” was behind the shocking outbreak of violence.
One woman, a grandmother, who asked not to be named, said she saw the 15-year-old victim of Saturday night’s attack lying in the road on neighbouring Walton Street covered in blood.
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