Murder investigation launched after a 27-year-old was shot dead by a cyclist in Liverpool.

Emergency Services were called to Cornwood Close, Belle Vale after 11.30am this morning (Sunday 7th October)

Armed officers deployed to the scene and supported the Nort West Ambulance Service who treated the victim at the scene for what is described as critical injuries to his head and torso.

The man was rushed to hospital but was later pronounced dead.

Police have said that the offender was riding a pedal bike and made off from the scene in the direction of Loxwood Close.

He is described as being late 20s, medium build, dressed in all black and having a high-viz orange jacket.

Detective Chief Superintendent Natalie Perischine said: “The investigation into this shocking incident is in its very early stages, and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have information which could help us establish the full circumstances and find those responsible.”