Pubgoers desperately gave CPR to woman killed in devastating Christmas Eve shooting
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Witnesses to the killing of 26-year-old Elle Edwards on Christmas Eve tried to save her life by performing CPR in the wake of a horrific shooting.
The drive-by shooting took place in Wallasey Village, the Wirral, Merseyside, with a gunman opening fire on The Lighthouse pub at around 11.50pm.
A 26-year-old woman who has been named as beautician Elle Edwards was shot in the head during the attack.
Four men aged 22, 24, 28 and 33 were also injured in the shooting, with the 28-year-old in critical condition.
Elle was taken to Arrow Park Hospital but died as a result of her injuries, and police have said they do not believe she was the intended target of the attack.
According to the Daily Mirror witnesses to the attack heroically rushed to try and save Elle's life by performing CPR on her in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
Taking to Facebook, locals have described the moment of the horrific shooting and spoken about moments of heroism from the people nearby who tried to help after the sudden and deadly attack.
One woman wrote: "This is just so tragic. My daughter was there giving CPR with another girl until help arrived. My heart goes out to the families."
In response many called the girl a 'hero' and praised her for being 'brave' and 'selfless', while someone else said it was 'so scary' as her own daughter had been at the location of the shooting and had been right by Elle.
Elle's friends took to social media to say she was a 'beautiful soul inside and out' and mourned her tragic loss.
Merseyside Police Assistant Chief Constable Jenny Sims has urged people who think they know anything about the shooting to come forward as their investigation 'will rely heavily on information' from the public.
She urged people to do whatever they could to 'bring those responsible for this horrific murder of a young woman at Christmas to justice'.
The police are 'trying to establish the motive and circumstances surrounding this callous shooting', with Sims asking anyone at The Lighthouse or who may have CCTV footage which could help to contact them.
Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs said: "We believe that the gunman fired shots towards the front entrance of the pub.
"We know that minutes later, a dark-coloured vehicle, possibly an A-class Mercedes, was seen to leave the pub car park, so we are particularly keen to speak to that male and anybody who knows anything about that vehicle."
Anyone with information is asked to DM Merseyside Police Contact Centre or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1044 of Saturday 24 December.
More to follow.