DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a gunman opened fire on a car leaving two men pouring with blood.
Terrifying footage shows the moment the men were shot at by a gunman riding on the back of a bike in Kirkdale, Liverpool.
Three men were seen getting out of the car as the gunman shot at themCredit: Twitter
The hid behind the silver car to hide from the shotsCredit: Twitter
Three men appear to get out of the car and flee the scene on Stanley Road at around midnight on Wednesday.
A gunman then seems to fire off a series of shots at all three men as they crouch behind the car for cover.
All three manage to escape the scene on foot, before the gunman runs out of sight still shooting
The car then slowly drives away after three of the occupants have dived out and fled the scene.
Cops have confirmed that two men self presented at Royal Liverpool University hospital in the early hours with gunshot wounds.
The men, one in his 30s and another in his 20s, rushed to the hospital at around 12.50am.
Forensics have cordoned off the street, with a trail of blood leading from Stanley Road to nearby Pansy Street.
Both men are understood to have suffered gunshot injuries to their hands and legs and are not thought to be suffering from life threatening injuries.
A spokesperson for Merseyside police said: “Detectives are investigating following an injury shooting in Kirkdale in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 8 September.
“At around 12.50am, two men, one in his 30s and one in his 20s, attended at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital with non life-threatening gunshot injuries to their hands and legs.
“Enquiries have confirmed that the incident is believed to have happened in the Stanley Road area.”
Detective Inspector John Fitzgerald from Merseyside Police firearms investigation team said officers area appealing for information on the horror incident.
He added: “We’re working to piece together exactly what happened and so are keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Stanley Road and Pansy Street around midnight and saw or heard anything, either the shooting itself or any people making away from the area, and vehicle details.
“Recent days have seen a number of firearms removed from the streets, and recent months a downturn in these types of incidents.
“To have such success it is absolutely vital that we get all information from those communities who feel the impact of gun crime, so we can bring those responsible to justice.
“Speak to us directly or anonymously and we will take swift action.”
Anyone with information on this incident is being urged to contact police via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 21000624137.
You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously.
Police have appealed for more information on the attackCredit: Twitter
The gunman leapt off the back of a pushbike before shootingCredit: Twitter
Officers were seen searching for evidence on the streetCredit: Google Maps