Liverpool meat market murder probe: Man died of gunshot wounds-NewsCO

January 29, 2017

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Merseyside Police

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The motive for the attack on Thomas Baker is unclear but officers believe it was targeted

A man killed after going to a gym at a meat market died of gunshot wounds, a post-mortem examination has found.

Thomas Baker was found badly injured at Stanley Meat Market in the Old Swan area of Liverpool on Friday.

The 44-year-old, from Everton, had been shot in the head and chest. He died later in hospital.

Mr Baker, known as Tommy, had visited Phoenix Gym at the market and was shot as he got in his car, Merseyside Police said.

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Mr Baker had been to a gym in a meat market

Detectives believe his attacker had been waiting outside the gym for about an hour.

The offender had been parked in a small grey car, next to Mr Baker’s black BMW, in the gym’s car park, police said.

After the shooting, the grey car turned right on to Prescot Road towards the city centre.

Police said the motive for the attack was unclear but officers believe it was targeted.

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