First picture of 18-year-old Yousef Sonko ‘shot in head’ in Liverpool revealed

Yousef Sonko, 18, from Toxteth, has been named as the victim of last night’s shooting – detectives in Liverpool are still hunting for his killer

This is the first picture of the teenager shot dead in the street in Liverpool in a “cold-blooded, targeted attack”.

Yousef Sonko, 18, from Toxteth, has been named as the victim of last night’s shooting by Merseyside Police.

Detectives are still hunting for his killer, with a Home Office post-mortem set to be carried out on Yousef’s body tomorrow.

Earlier, a witness revealed how the victim was brutally “shot in the head” behind a row of shops during the attack.

The injured teen was taken to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital after being found by paramedics and armed police.

Medics battled to save Yousef on the pavement and he was rushed to Royal Liverpool University Hospital but died a short while later of his injuries.

A number of friends and family left messages all across social media

Tre Kirwan wrote a touching message on Facebook.

It read: “I lost one of my good friends last night who I have shared plenty of memories with since the old school days. It is sad to think that you won’t be around anymore to make the crowd laugh. Rest in peace Yusuf Sonko gone way too soon, still only young going to miss you my bro ❤️.”

Faye Fitz said: “Rest easy Yusuf, so sad, forever young. Thoughts are with his family.”Ruben Landim added: “R.I.P. Yusuf Sonko. My prayers goes to his mother and loved ones.”

Yasemin Dilek tweeted: “RIP Yusuf, can’t believe it! Always the funniest in the room, always Sonko. x”

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