Pictured: Man, 33, gunned down in street before his killer ‘fled on bike’ as police launch manhunt for shooter

  • Lenny Scott (33) was shot in Skelmersdale last night

The first photo has been released of a man shot dead in the street before his killer ‘fled on a bike’.

Lenny Scott, 33, from Prescot in Merseyside, was shot on Peel Road in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, at around 7.35pm last night.

Mr Scott was found with ‘serious gunshot wounds’ and later died in hospital

According to police officers, the armed man fled the scene on a bicycle, presumably an e-bike or a scrambler bike.

Lancashire Police have launched a homicide investigation as officers hunt for the gunman. No arrests have been made at this time.

Pictured: Lenny Scott the 33-year-old man who was shot last night by a gunman who 'fled on his bike'.  Mr Scott later died in hospital

Pictured: Lenny Scott the 33-year-old man who was shot last night by a gunman who ‘fled on his bike’. Mr Scott later died in hospital

Mr Scott was shot at around 7.35pm on Peel Road in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire last night (Google maps)

Mr Scott was shot at around 7.35pm on Peel Road in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire last night (Google maps)

Detective Chief Superintendent Pauline Stables, Lancashire Police's head of crime.  In a statement, she said: 'Incidents like this are extremely rare in Lancashire but we have increased patrols in the area and if you have any information or concerns please do not hesitate to approach an officer

Detective Chief Superintendent Pauline Stables, Lancashire Police’s head of crime. In a statement, she said: ‘Incidents like this are extremely rare in Lancashire but we have increased patrols in the area and if you have any information or concerns please do not hesitate to approach an officer

Detective Chief Superintendent Pauline Stables, Lancashire Police’s head of crime, said: ‘This is a shocking incident which has resulted in a man losing his life.

“We have launched a major investigation, and we have a team of both detectives and uniformed officers and staff working on this investigation to try to determine exactly what happened, to identify a motive for this shooting and to identify the to identify and arrest the perpetrator.

‘Incidents like this are extremely rare in Lancashire but we have had increased patrols in the area and if you have any information or concerns please do not hesitate to approach an officer.

‘We are now appealing to you to ask for your help. After the shooting, the suspect sped away on a bicycle, believed to be an e-bike or a scrambler bike, wearing black clothing with an orange high-vis jacket. If you have spotted anyone matching this description, or seen any abandoned bikes in the area, please tell us as you can provide vital information for our enquiries.

“If you were in the area last night and saw or heard anything suspicious either then, or in the days leading up to the attack, no matter how insignificant you may think it, please get in touch.”