Wallasey pub shooting has sent shockwaves throughout England. People have been left wondering what went wrong on Christmas Eve.
A 26-year-old woman has died of gunshots to her head, while three others have suffered minor injuries.
Another man is believed to be in critical condition at the hospital.
Police have begun an urgent investigation, appealing for witnesses to come forward.
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Wallasey Pub Shooting: 26-Years Old Elle Edwards Died And 4 Others Injured
A woman, 26, who was shot dead at a Wirral pub on December 24, 2022, has been identified.
Elle Edwards was tragically gunned down while enjoying the night of Christmas Eve with her friends and family at the Lighthouse Pub in Wallasey Village, Merseyside.
Moving tributes have been paid to Ms. Edwards, who is described as a “beautiful angel” with a “pure heart.”
The incident occurred around 11:50 pm on December 24 as a gunman opened Fire at the front of the popular pub.
Ms. Edwards was shot fatally in the head, and four others were injured. She was rushed to the Arrowe Park Hospital but could not make it out alive.
It is believed that Ms. Edwards was not the target of the attack.
It was revealed that a 28-year-old man from Beechwood was critically fighting for his life in hospital after the same shooting incident.
Likewise, three other men, aged 22, 24, and 33, also suffered injuries. Thankfully, none of them were thought to be life-threatening.
In a Police press conference on December 25, an urgent request was made for information about the horrifying events.
Wallasey Pub Shooting Suspect
Police are hunting the gunman who killed a woman and injured four others in a Wallasey pub shooting.
The Lighthouse Pub in Wallasey Village was busy at the time of the incident on Christmas Eve.
Some who were present on the night tried to help and administer CPR to the victims.
Speaking about the appalling incident, Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs said, “No family should have to be faced with this ordeal at any time but at Christmas.”
She also shared that their specially trained family liaison officers supported the family at the tragic time and assured that the authorities were determined to find those responsible.
Coombs mentioned that the investigation was still in the early stages.
She stated they were trying to establish a suspect, motive, and circumstances surrounding the “callous and cold-blooded shooting.”
Detailing what the Police knew about the incident, she said, “We believe the gunman fired shots at the front entrance to the pub.”
She added that a dark-colored car, likely a Mercedes A-Class, was seen driving away from the scene shortly after the shooting.
“We are particularly keen to speak to the driver of that car,” Coombs said.
Detective Superintendent assured people not to rest until the people responsible for the shooting were found.
She also appealed to anyone with information or any significant footage on their dashcam, doorbell camera, or cell phone to contact the authorities.
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Elle Edwards Worked In A Beauty Salon
Friends and colleagues remember and pay tribute to 26-year-old Elle Edwards, who had worked at a Wirral beauty salon.
Friend Britt Hughes posted a tribute on Facebook, saying, “Christmas will never be the same again… You’ll be so missed, my beautiful bestie.”
Another close friend, Tyreece Hon, wrote, “Last night, this angel gained her wings and headed to the stars. You were always a big sister to me in my eyes, and I can’t believe you’ve been taken from us so soon.”
A moving tribute was paid by her employer, the Nova Beauty studio in Moreton, Wirral.
Posting on its Instagram page, the business said that it was lost for words and thanked Elle for the laughs and happiness she brought.
“Heaven gained the most beautiful angel; we are all heartbroken, thinking of all of your family right now, Elle,” the post read.
Beautician Abi Coogan said she was heartbroken and that it hurts thinking of what her family is going through.