- Lenny Scott, 33, was shot in Skelmersdale last night
The first picture has been released of a man who was gunned down in the street before his killer ‘fled on a bike.’
Lenny Scott, 33 from Prescot in Merseyside, was shot on Peel Road in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, at around 7.35pm last night.
Mr Scott was found with ‘serious gunshot wounds’ and later died in hospital
According to police officers, the the gunman fled the scene on a bike, believed to be either an e-bike or scrambler bike.
Lancashire Police have launched a murder investigation as officers hunt the gunman. As of writing no arrests have been made.
Pictured: Lenny Scott the 33-year-old man who was shot by a gunman last night who ‘fled on his bike.’ Mr Scott later died in hospital
Mr Scott was shot on Peel Road in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire last night at around 7.35pm (Google maps)
Detective Chief Superintendent, Pauline Stables, Lancashire Police’s Head of Crime. In a statement, she said: ‘Incidents like this are extremely rare in Lancashire but we have increased patrols in the area, and if you have any information or concerns, please don’t hesitate to approach an officer
Detective Chief Superintendent, Pauline Stables, Lancashire Police’s Head of Crime said: ‘This is a shocking incident that has resulted in a man losing his life.
‘We have launched a major investigation, and we have a team of both detectives and uniformed officers and staff working on this enquiry to try and establish exactly what has happened, to identify a motive for this shooting and to identify and arrest the offender.
‘Incidents like this are extremely rare in Lancashire but we have increased patrols in the area, and if you have any information or concerns, please don’t hesitate to approach an officer.
‘We’re now appealing to you to ask for your help. After the shooting, the suspect made off on a bike, thought to be either an e-bike or scrambler bike, wearing black clothing with an orange high-vis jacket. If you noticed anyone matching this description, or have seen any abandoned bikes in the area, please tell us as you could provide some vital information to our enquiries.
‘If you were in the area yesterday evening and saw or heard anything suspicious either then, or in the days before the attack, no matter how insignificant you may think it to be, please get in touch.’