A woman was killed and three men injured in a shooting at a pub in England on Christmas Eve, police say.
The Associated Press reported that the incident took place just before midnight local time at the Lighthouse Pub in Wallasey and that Merseyside Police said they were investigating it as a homicide.
“This investigation is at a very early stage and we understand that this is a truly shocking and devastating incident that took place just before Christmas Day in a busy place full of young people,” said Detective Superintendent David McCaughrean.
Police said the woman was taken to a hospital, where she “died from an injury equivalent to a gunshot wound.”
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As of Sunday morning, police had no suspects in their custody. McCaughrean said police are trying to locate witnesses and available video evidence of what happened.
“We believe the gunman exited the pub car park in a dark vehicle, possibly a dark Mercedes, shortly after the shooting and we’d appreciate if anyone who saw this contacted us immediately.” , McCaughrean said.
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This is the second deadly shooting in an English pub over the bank holiday weekend. Essex Police have arrested a 44-year-old suspect after a fatal incident at the Lamb and Lion in Westcliff-on-Sea.
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The suspect in this case was charged with murder, possession of an assault weapon in a public place and possession of a bladed object in a public place.