Murder probe begins over industrial estate gun death

Ellis Cox dressed in a black hoodie standing by a car
Ellis Cox was found with gunshot wounds on the Liver Industrial Estate in Aintree [Merseyside Police]

The death of a 19-year-old man who was found with gun shot wounds at an industrial estate is being treated as murder, police have said.

Ellis Cox was discovered on the Liver Industrial Estate in Aintree, Merseyside, just after 23:10 BST on Sunday.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, Merseyside Police said.

Head of Investigations at the force, Mark Baker, said it was an "appalling and tragic incident in which a young man has lost his life".

Mobile police station van at Liver Industrial Estate in Aintree
Forensic teams at the scene in Aintree [BBC]

He said a murder inquiry had been launched and appealed to anyone "who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area, or who heard anything" to come forward.

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

“It could prove vital to our efforts to deliver justice for this young man and his family."

Road in Liver Industrial Estate cordoned off with police tape
Ellis Cox was found at about 23:10 BST on Sunday [BBC]

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