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Second man arrested on suspicion of murdering nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel, who died after being shot in her own home.

The 33-year-old, from Dovecot in Liverpool, was detained by armed officers on Friday, Merseyside Police said.

Olivia was shot on Monday night by a gunman who chased his intended target into the family home in Dovecot, also injuring her mother Cheryl, 46.

The man has been taken to a police station where he will be questioned by detectives.

It comes after a 36-year-old man, from the Huyton area, was arrested on suspicion of Olivia’s murder, and two counts of attempted murder, after an operation involving armed officers on Thursday.

A spokesman for the force added: ‘The investigation into Olivia’s tragic murder is ongoing and we still need to build up a strong evidential picture so that we can bring those responsible to justice.

‘Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.’

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