Renewed police appeal 8 years after man shot dead
POLICE are renewing appeals to find a gunmen who killed a 23-year-old in front of his girlfriend in a drive-by shooting in Waterloo eight years after his death.
Paul Pike, from Belle Vale, was shot to death as he sat at traffic lights behind the wheel of a red Ford Transit van on Crosby Road North, at its junction with South Road, when a stolen silver Audi TT pulled up alongside and the killers riddled it with bullets.
It is thought the shooters then pulled away, turned around and came back towards the van, firing further shots.
Paul’s traumatised girlfriend, who was in the passenger seat, received minor injuries from flying glass and ran screaming from the van before passers-by desperately tried to revive Paul Pike.
However, despite the best efforts of those involved, he died at the scene.
Since the shooting, on June 5, 2010, Merseyside Police have made a number of arrests and a £10,000 reward was offered in return for information leading to a conviction.
A 27-year-old, 26-year-old, two 24-year-olds and a 23-year-old have all been arrested during the course of police investigations but, to this day, no-one has been charged for the targeted killing.
The motive for Mr Pike’s murder has never been identified. However, detectives said Mr Pike was known to them.
If you have any information that can help the appeal, please call Merseyside Police on 101.
Paul Pike who was shot dead in Waterloo