On Tuesday (Aug 24), British police called on the public to find a man who shot and killed a nine-year-old girl as she entered her home while chasing another man.
The mother of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel answered the door of her home in Liverpool, northern England, on Monday night after hearing noise from the street.
“To be accountable”
At that moment, a man ran in, pursued by a second who fired indiscriminately, wounding the mother of the family in the hand and killing the girl behind her. Police in Merseyside, Liverpool County, renewed their calls on Wednesday to expose the culprit in this murder that has shocked the British.
“Now is not the time for those who know who is responsible to remain silent. It is time we all made Merseyside a place where the use of guns on our streets is totally unacceptable and those who use them are held to account.Mark Kameen, a local police officer, said in a statement. “If you have seen, heard, filmed or know of something, please tell us directly or anonymously.“, he added.
“Leave the city to the thugs”
The killing, which came 15 years after that of an 11-year-old boy who was shot to death a few miles away while returning home from playing soccer, made headlines Wednesday. “What side are you on?asked a local newspaper, the liverpool ecobegging his readers not toleave the city to the thugs“. Prime Minister Boris Johnson lamented on Twitter a “unimaginable tragedy“.
The 35-year-old man, who was shot in the attack and has since been hospitalized, was arrested for breaching the conditions of his release from prison and will be questioned, police said. He had been transported to the hospital by his friends who had left the girl behind.
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