UK police launch manhunt after bar shooting shocks local community

Following the attack on Saturday at around 23:50 GMT in The Lighthouse in Wallasey Village, Wirral, three additional men are receiving medical attention for gunshot wounds.

After a woman was fatally shot in a bar in Merseyside on Christmas Eve, police are looking for the shooter.

Police stated that a number of other people had injuries, and the authorities are asking for help after the shooter escaped in what is thought to be a dark Mercedes.

According to Merseyside Police, the woman passed away after being taken to the hospital after the incident, which took place in a “busy environment full of young people.”

Chief Constable Serena Kennedy called the event “despicable,” while Dame Angela Eagle, the local MP, called it “heartbreaking.”

“We have a number of officers at Wallasey Village who are carrying out extensive inquiries to understand exactly what has taken place and take immediate action.” stated Dept. Supt. David McCaughrean.

The woman’s family has been notified and is receiving assistance from cops with specialised training.

The Lighthouse Pub issued a statement in which they expressed their “total shock” and said, “This is a tragedy beyond any words.

“All of our thoughts are with our customers’ friends and family, and our hearts go out  to the family of our customer who passed away.

“The police have been given access to CCTV material, and helping those who have been impacted is our top priority.”

According to a spokeswoman, anyone with reservations for Christmas Day were phoned and provided with refunds. 

The bar is a hub for the neighbourhood, according to Jeffrey Hughes, minister of the United Reformed Church in Wallasey Village.

It’s a nice part of Wallasey, he said, adding that the neighbourhood was “pretty lively.”

There are many young people and families there, he remarked.

“Wallasey Village is the last place you would think of when you hear of a shooting.”