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Murder of 19 year old Ellis Cox

Merseyside Police have launched a murder investigation after Ellis Cox was fatally shot in Aintree on Sunday 23rd June.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following a fatal shooting in Aintree on Sunday

 Police were called to the Liver Industrial Estate, close to Taskers, just after 11.10pm on Sunday 23rd June following a report from the North West Ambulance Service paramedics, who were treating a 19-year-old man.


When officers arrived, they discovered the man had been shot. He was taken to hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist family liaison officers.


Head of the investigation Mark Baker said: "This was an appalling and tragic incident in which a young man has lost his life, and our thoughts first and foremost are with his family, who are trying to come to terms with his loss".


“I would appeal to anyone who may have seen him to come forward as their information could be vital. Whilst this happened on an industrial estate, there are residential homes nearby and I would urge anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area, or who heard anything, to come forward so we can give his family answers and bring his killer or killers to justice".


“I would appeal to any motorists who may have captured footage on their dashcam to come forward even if it appears to be innocuous".


“It could prove vital to our efforts to deliver justice for this young man and his family. It is essential that people with information, no matter how small, to please contact us as it might be vital to the investigation".

Contact Information

If you were in the area of have any information or CCTV footage that you think may assist the investigation this can be submitted directly to Detectives in the Major Incident Room by using the 'Submit Information' form at the bottom of this page.


Alternatively you can call 101, DM @MerPolCC or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 1121 of 23 June. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.