Liverpool shooting: Gunman arrested on suspicion of murder

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Following a dramatic four-day manhunt, a man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Olivia Pratt-Korbel at her house.

The innocent nine-year-old was caught in the crossfire of an alleged “tit-for-tat” gang battle in Liverpool, and the 36-year-old was detained by murder detectives.

Last night, armed police raided a property in Merseyside to apprehend the suspect, who is from the Huyton district of Liverpool.

He’s being questioned on suspicion of murder and two attempted murders involving Olivia’s mother and the intended victim, Joseph Nee.

The newest information comes after Olivia’s family pleaded with the public to “do the right thing” and assist in the hunt for the perpetrator “who snatched our baby away from us.”

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“We will not rest until we find you, and we will find you,” police had also told the suspect.

Nee will be recalled to prison after being automatically freed halfway through a 45-month sentence for burglary.

The 35-year-old, who lives nearby, was part of a group that led police on a 125mph pursuit across Cheshire and Merseyside.

He admitted to two charges of burglary, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, hazardous driving, driving while banned and driving without insurance.

The Sun said that Nee, who was wounded twice in the horror of Monday night, was refusing to speak to detectives probing Olivia’s murder.

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The carnage began when he dashed into Olivia’s house to flee a shooter and a second person on the street.

Mum Cheryl appears to have opened the front door to investigate the disturbance.

The shooter then followed and began spraying bullets into the house, first striking Cheryl and then Olivia, who was standing behind her mother.

Olivia was certified dead shortly after, while her mother was being treated for a gunshot wound to the wrist.

intended audience Nee was treated for several upper-body wounds.

As Olivia lay dying, her companions drove her to the hospital in a black Audi.

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