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Bingo club employee shot in bingo hall car park

  • 12 Jul 09
  • Written by Charlotte Widmore

Bingo shootingWith so many things stacked against the high street bingo hall it is shocking to learn of the callous shooting of a bingo hall worker that has occurred in Liverpool this weekend.  The bingo hall concerned is the Granada Bingo hall in East Prestcot Road in the Dovecot Area of Liverpool and although bingo has always been considered a relatively danger free pastime it has now been tainted by  the shooting of the 65 year old male who worked at the Granada Bingo hall in Merseyside.

Bingo hall employee shot in leg

A report on the BBC news website states that the bingo hall worker challenged a group of youths who had congregated in the bingo hall car park, two of whom were on a scrambler bike.  After an ‘exchange of words’ between the bingo hall staff member and the group there were four shots reportedly fired.   The defenceless bingo hall employee received a minor leg injury in the shooting and required hospital treatment though it is believed that his condition is not serious.

Witnesses sought for bingo hall shooting

Police are calling for witnesses to the crime to contact them but believe that the passenger of the bike is the person who fired the shots at the bingo hall worker. Detective Chief Inspector of Merseyside Police, Richie Davies said of the bingo hall shooting “This was a cowardly and violent attack on a man who had been at work at the local bingo hall.” and “I would like to reassure the community that we are determined to catch those responsible and get them and the weapon that was used off our streets.” The forensic team of the Merseyside Police have recovered bullet casings and will be carrying out a detailed forensic search of the area, the police have also made enquiries of local residents and shops and are currently examining CCTV footage of the bingo hall and surrounding areas to identify the bingo hall gunman.

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