Liverpool shooting: Murder arrests over nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel’s death

Olivia Pratt-Korbel
Olivia Pratt-Korbel died after being shot in her own home (Image: Family Photo)

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool.

A 33-year-old, from Dovecot, Liverpool, was also arrested on suspicion of the murder of nine-year-old Olivia and  two counts of attempted murder. He was arrested by armed officers on Lunsford Road, Dovecot, and is being questioned by detectives.

The nine-year-old girl was fatally shot by a balaclava-clad gunman who chased a man into her home around 10pm on Monday night.

The killer put his hand through the doorway of the property in Kingsheath Avenue, Knotty Ash, as Olivia‘s mother Cheryl Korbel tried to ram it shut, and he opened fire.

Ms Korbel was shot in the wrist, and the same bullet fatally struck her daughter in the chest as she stood directly behind her.

The gunman then fired two more shots at the intended target, 35-year-old Joseph Nee, and fled on foot.

Just before, Nee had burst through the front door after Olivia’s mother opened it after hearing a commotion outside in the street, where the gunman was chasing Nee and a second man.

Joseph Nee
Joseph Nee

Convicted burglar Nee, who suffered gunshot wounds to his upper body in the shooting, was taken to hospital by associates in a black Audi Q3 following the shooting and is in a stable condition.

Nee will be recalled to prison for allegedly breaching the licensing terms of his release.

Police officers arrived at the house after the shooting and rushed Olivia to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, where she died.

Her mother was taken by paramedics to Aintree Hospital and treated for her gunshot wound.

Merseyside Police said the two people in the Audi had been traced and spoken to by officers.

Another man, who was with Nee at the time of the shooting, had also been spoken to, the force said.

Source:  Sky News news.sky.com

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