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Man and boy released on bail as murder investigation continues

Ellis Cox died after being shot in industrial area (family document)

A man and boy arrested on suspicion of murder after a 19-year-old was shot dead in an industrial estate have been released on police bail.

Ellis Cox was found seriously injured after being shot on the Liver Industrial Estate in Aintree, Sefton, on 23 June, just after 22:10 BST.

He died shortly afterwards in hospital.

Merseyside Police said an 18-year-old man, of no fixed address, and a 17-year-old boy, from West Derby, have been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

The 19-year-old was “loved and adored” and “fiercely loyal,” his family said (handout for family)

Detectives have appealed for information about the shooting of Mr Cox, which happened as he walked through the industrial estate after a day out in Southport.

His family said he had been “taking advantage of a sunny day to go for a bike ride with his friends”.

They said he was “loved and adored” and that their world was “shattered and irreparable” after his death.

His family described him as “the best son, brother, cousin, nephew, uncle, grandson and friend anyone could hope for”, adding that he was “fiercely loyal to all of us”.

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