A LIVERPOOL man was shot in the leg as he stood in his hallway.

The 27-year-old was shot at from the street after he opened his door in Eastern Avenue, Speke, shortly before 6.30pm yesterday.

Police were called to reports of the gunshot and the man was taken by ambulance to hospital where he is still being treated. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The victim is helping police with their inquiries.

Detectives are treating the shooting as a targeted attack.

Officers carried out house-to-house inquiries and have stepped up patrols .

Anyone with any information should call police on 0151 709 6010 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.