London, Dec 25: A woman was killed and three others were wounded in shooting at a pub near UK's Liverpool on the eve of Christmas on Saturday, media reports said.

The incident occurred in Lighthouse pub in Wallasey village near Liverpool, minutes before midnight on Saturday, the BBC reported. Police said that the shooting happened in a "busy venue full of young people". New York: Passenger Laptop Fire Forces Plane Evacuation at JFK International Airport (Watch Video).

After committing the crime, the unidentified gunman fled the scene, and police said that they are on his trail.

While three men are being treated for gunshot wounds in hospital, a number of other people were also injured in the incident, police added.

Chief Constable Serena Kennedy and area's MP Dame Angela Eagle described the incident as "despicable". UK PM Rishi Sunak Criticised for Asking Homeless Man if He ‘Works in Business,’ Videos Go Viral.

"We were completely shocked and the tragedy is beyond words," the Lighthouse pub said in a statement.

The pub said that it has provided CCTV footage to the police and is supporting everyone who has been impacted.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Dec 25, 2022 06:27 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website