Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Lewis Dunne have arrested a 20-year-old man from Everton on suspicion of murder. The suspect was taken to a police station on Merseyside, where he was interviewed by detectives.
Merseyside Police launched a murder investigation after officers were called to reports of a shooting on a towpath near Burrows Court, Eldonian Village, just before 11.10pm on 15 November. Dunne was found by a member of the public and taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, where he died a short while later.
High-visibility patrols were stepped up in the area in response to the killing and the arrest comes after police issued an appeal following "positive lines of inquiry".
There had been speculation his death came after an arranged fight on the night, involving groups on quad bikes, but Detective Chief Inspector Tom Keaton said there was not enough information to confirm that.
"We have had a number of calls from the public following our initial appeal and we are following up some really positive lines of inquiry," he said.
"Detectives are working hard to build up a picture of Lewis' final moments and I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen Lewis on Sunday night. They may not think the information amounts to much, but for us it could be a crucial part of the jigsaw that we are putting together and it could be the bit of information that leads us to the offenders."