Elle Edwards’ killer waited outside a pub in Wallasey | United Kingdom | News

The gunman who killed Elle Edwards on Christmas Eve when they shot at a pub she was in had waited around an hour before opening fire, it is understood.

They unleashed a volley of gunfire in a crowded area near the main entrance to the Lighthouse Inn, a pub in Wallasey, Merseyside, before fleeing the scene in a black Mercedes car.

Four other men aged 22 to 33 were also injured, one seriously.

A source claimed the liverpool echo that the shooter had waited in the black Mercedes for about an hour in the Lighthouse parking lot before opening fire.

They added that Elle, a beautician, was standing outside the main entrance near the other victims when the gunman began shooting. She was hit in the back of the head and collapsed, while the other victims managed to retreat inside the pub before the shooter left.

But Merseyside Police declined to comment on the allegations.

So far, two men, aged 30 and 31, and a woman, 19, have been arrested in connection with Elle’s murder. The 30-year-old, who was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, was released under investigation but also recalled to prison for breaching his license.

The other two suspects, both arrested for complicity in murder, have since been released on bail pending further investigation.

Earlier today the force thanked the public for providing ‘almost 150 pieces of intelligence’ on the case to detectives, including CCTV, tip-offs about individuals and information about ‘wider tensions’ in Wirral.

The force is still looking for information, particularly on the whereabouts of the Mercedes and the murder weapon, none of which have yet been found.

Last week, Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs, who is leading the investigation, sat next to Elle’s heartbroken father, Tim Edwards, at a Merseyside Police press conference.

Reading a statement on behalf of Elle’s father and extended family, DS Coombs said: “She was just getting started. Christmas and our family will never be the same without her. She was the glue that held this great thing together. family together, of all of us.

“We will love her and miss her forever. Our Elle May, the most beautiful and brightest of stars, forever and ever.”

Appealing for more information yesterday, DS Coombs said: “I would like to personally thank everyone who has already come forward to tell us what they know.

“This is a fast and complex investigation and every bit of information is an essential piece of the puzzle in helping us to understand what happened at the Lighthouse pub on Christmas Eve.

“I would continue to ask people to come and tell us what they know. Even though we’ve received a lot of information from the public, it’s still important that people keep talking to us.”

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