Drinkers gave CPR to try save Elle Edwards after Christmas Eve pub shooting

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    Festive revellers have spoken about the horror that unfolded at a Wirral pub on Christmas Eve as female drinkers desperately gave CPR to help the young woman who was shot dead.

    Elle Edwards was shot in the head outside the Lighthouse Inn in Wallasey Village as she partied with her sister and friends. Police believe the 26-year-old beautician was not the target of the attack, which also injured four men.

    The popular pub was full of young people from the area at the time of the deadly shooting, and the horrific event has sent shockwaves through the Wallasey Village, reports Liverpool Echo.

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    Hundreds of local people have commented on a post on the Wallasey Gossip Facebook group, sending their tributes to Elle and describing their fear as the news came through.

    Elle's parents paid tribute to their "beautiful" daughter and called her the "light of my life".

    A number of parents said their children had been at the Lighthouse at the time of the shooting and one was trying to give CPR to Elle.

    One mum shared how her daughter tried to help one of the shooting victims. She said: "This is just so tragic. My daughter was there giving CPR with another girl until help arrived. My heart goes out to the families."

    Others described the young woman as a "hero" and a "brave, selfless young lady" for her efforts on the night.

    Another parent said: "My daughter and her friend were in the pub (it was packed) and both are traumatised. Thoughts are with families involved. So horrendous."

    A third parent posted: "My daughter was there, she and her friends got home safe but is very distressed. She was stood right by the girl who was killed. So scary."

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    Another worried mum added: "Utterly heart-breaking, what is going on? My daughter was in there last night, I've just ran to her room to check she was in bed safe. Thoughts with all the families, thinking of everyone affected."

    There is a great deal of anger in the community at those who brought death and horror to the village on Christmas Eve. One local resident said: "We as a community need to help the police get guns off our streets for good. There is absolutely no need for guns.

    "I’m thinking of the lives it’s destroyed just a few hours ago and who’s lives have been altered forever just by witnessing thismindless incident. The psychological damage to people who were there will be horrific – especially those who helped to save the victims."

    Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1044 of Saturday, December 24.


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