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Last Updated: Monday, 31 July 2006, 11:09 GMT 12:09 UK
Patrols up after shooting death
James Stanton - pic courtesy of Merseyside police
The father-of-four died in hospital
Police are increasing their presence on the streets of Liverpool one week after a man was shot dead at a vehicle showroom in Aintree.

James Stanton, 58, from Thornton, was shot in the head at the van sales firm where he worked on Ormskirk Road last Monday evening.

The father-of-four was taken to hospital but died from his injuries about five hours later.

Police hope to gather information from people who may have been in the area.

Mr Stanton's 30-year-old friend was injured in the attack.

Detectives are also investigating a possible link between a blue Toyota Avensis car, registration DM53 MKK, which was found burnt out on Blindfoot Lane in Rainford later that evening.

They say the car was stolen from Sefton Street in Liverpool in May.

Officers say they are building up a picture of what happened and hope that people who use the car parks and railway station nearby may be able to add extra information.

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