‘Drug Warfare’ Behind UK Shootings as Four Teenagers Gunned Down in Latest Attack

A TURF war between rival drug gangs is thought to be behind a spate of tit-for-tat shootings that have spilled on to the streets of Bootle.

Four teenagers were gunned down in a single attack on Saturday night around 11.30pm – the fifth shooting in the town in just over a week.

A 15-year-old boy and three 17-year-old males were last night recovering in hospital after being shot in the Akenside Street area.

Detectives are treating the shootings as a targeted attack and believe they are linked to the four other shootings in the town over recent days.

Bootle MP Joe Benton said “inter-gang warfare” was behind the shocking outbreak of violence.

One woman, a grandmother, who asked not to be named, said she saw the 15-year-old victim of Saturday night’s attack lying in the road on neighbouring Walton Street covered in blood.

– Read the entire article at Liverpool Echo.

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  1. gutrod on

    Hip Hop, Rap, drugs & guns lead to imprisonment or death. The good old days of Sex, drugs & Rock n Roll seem pretty tame now although many that grew up in the 60’s – 70’s era continue to smoke pot including Sir Paul McCartney and many other famous artists that are well respected humans. It is because of the pot & culture of that era that there was very little associated violence. To punish people for doing nothing wrong is just wrong. Peace Bro.