A 35-year-old man thought to have been targeted by a masked gunman who killed a nine-year-old girl in Liverpool has been arrested for breaching the terms of his release from prison.
The girl who was killed was named as Olivia Pratt-Korbel, and the man who has been arrested will be questioned in connection with the nine-year-old’s murder, police said.
Olivia was fatally shot in her own home in the Dovecot area of Liverpool on Monday night when the ‘intended victim’ forced his way in as he tried to escape the gunman chasing him.
Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen said that the 35-year-old had allegedly breached his licence conditions with “poor behaviour” and had been detained in hospital.
A statement from Merseyside Police said: “A 35-year-old man, suspected to have been the target of the shooting, has been detained in hospital on a prison recall after breaching the terms of his licence.
“He will be recalled to prison to serve the remainder of his licence. He will be further questioned in connection with the murder and remains in a stable condition.”