Police say two guns used in shooting that killed Olivia Pratt-Korbel

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Police investigating the murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool have said two guns were used in the shooting as they released CCTV of the gunman running from the scene.

The nine-year-old was killed after she was shot by a masked attacker who had chased another man into her family home in the Dovecot area at around 10pm on Monday 22 August.

The gunman fired a shot as he put his hand through the doorway as Olivia’s mother, Cheryl Korbel, tried to ram it shut.

The bullet injured Ms Korbel in the wrist before it hit her daughter in the chest as she stood behind her mother.

Olivia was taken by police to hospital where she later died.

The gunman also fired two shots inside the home at his intended target, Joseph Nee, who had barged into the property as he was trying to get away. Nee was hit in his upper body and survived the shooting.

Over the weekend, officers investigating Olivia’s killing released on bail two men who had been arrested and questioned on suspicion of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

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They were a 36-year-old man from Huyton and a 33-year-old man from Dovecot.

The 36-year-old has been recalled to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

Nee will also be recalled to jail for breaching the terms of his release.

During a police briefing on Thursday, Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen said the investigation has made “tremendous” progress and thanked the public for their help.

“I’m going to show you some footage of a man that murdered Olivia.

“I’m doing this because people may recognise what he is wearing, it may also help people remember seeing him in the area on the night that Olivia was murdered and thereby help us trace where he is and where he went.

“This shows the gunman running along Finch Lane away from Kingsheath Avenue, which is, of course, where Olivia lived.

“We then see him turn right into Berryford Road and go out of sight.

“We know this man is climbing through gardens and through people’s backyards in order to avoid being identified, as well as using the roads.”

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