Two Bailed Over Belle Vale Murder

9 October 2018, 13:02 | Updated: 9 October 2018, 13:05


Two men held over the murder of a man shot dead in front of his girlfriend by a cyclist have been released on bail.

27 year old Carl Russell was gunned down in Belle Vale as he and his partner got out of a car on Sunday morning.

Police are continuing to appeal for information about the targeted shooting in Cornwood Close shortly before 11.30am as they released a 33-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, both from Belle Vale, pending further inquiries.

The gunman was believed to have been dressed in black with a high-vis orange jacket, and made off on the pedal bike in the direction of Madeira Drive.

He was said to have been in his late twenties and of medium build.

In a statement, Merseyside Police said: "A Home Office post-mortem has confirmed that Carl died of multiple gunshot wounds.

"An extensive and thorough investigation is being carried out by the force's major crime unit and anyone with information on the incident is asked to direct message the Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

"You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 420 of 7/10/18 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at:"