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'Mistaken identity' over shooting

The shooting of a 24-year-old paramedic in his own home could possibly have been a case of mistaken identity, Merseyside Police have said.

The man was shot in the thigh when two masked men forced their way into his home on Lauren Close in Huyton on Friday night.

The pair fled the scene in a black Jaguar X-type driven by a third man.

A police spokesman said there had been a number of incidents in the street in recent years.

He added: "We are keeping an open mind with regards to this investigation."

About two years ago a man was badly injured in a knife attack in the same street.

And in 2007 police also raided a property during a kidnap investigation.

Police patrols were increased during the weekend in a bid to reassure residents.

The victim's injuries are not life threatening.

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