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Two held over city shooting.

TWO men were being questioned today in connection with a gangland shooting in Liverpool.

They were arrested by police investigating the murder of Ryan Wooley, 20, in Wavertree.

Officers raided addresses in Taunton Street near where the 20-year-old was shot.

The men, a 36-year-old from Wavertree and a 22-year-old from Halewood, were arrested yesterday.

Mr Wooley spent the evening drinking with a friend on Wavertree High Street before stopping for a pizza in Picton Road.

Seconds later, a lone gunman shot him at point-blank range as he walked toward his friends.

He is believed to have died instantly from a gunshot wound to the back of his head and shots to his chest.

Sources said the professional nature of the killing means a "hitman'" may have been hired.

There is a possible link with the murder of career criminal Mikey Wright.

No-one has yet been charged with the murder of Wright, who was shot in the head at Stonedale retail park in Croxteth.

Contact police on 0800 230 0600, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, text the word Crime to 61051 followed by the information or email murder@merseyside
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 17, 2007
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