Merseyside Police say they were called to reports of a female armed with a knife and witnesses report hearing bangs “like fireworks”.
A woman was shot by police and has been taken to hospital with an injury to her upper body.
Merseyside Police said in a statement: “We can confirm officers are currently dealing with an incident in Toxteth.
“Officers were called at 1.50pm today, Thursday 9th July, to Cairns Street to reports of a woman armed with a knife.
“Patrols attended the scene and a female was shot by police and suffered an injury to her upper body. The woman has been taken to hospital for treatment.
“An investigation is underway and the area is currently cordoned off.
“The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.”
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