Officers had been known as simply after 12.40am on Sunday to a home on Leinster Street and located a lady within the rear backyard of the property with accidents to her physique in step with gunshot wounds, the power mentioned.
The girl was taken to hospital the place she was pronounced useless, and inquiries are ongoing to formally determine the lady and to tell her subsequent of kin.
Detectives have launched a homicide investigation with inquiries being carried out within the native space.
Detective Superintendent Mark Baker mentioned: “This investigation is within the very early levels and whereas we perceive the general public shall be very shocked and anxious by what has occurred, we now have quite a few officers on the scene who’re finishing up intensive inquiries to grasp what has taken place and take quick motion.
“A girl has tragically misplaced her life immediately and I would like the general public to be reassured that we are going to do every little thing we are able to to search out who’s accountable and produce them to justice.
“I’d ask anybody who was within the space of Leinster Street within the early hours of this morning who noticed or heard something or thinks they’ve captured something important on their doorbell digicam or dashcam to contact us as a matter of urgency as they might have info which is important to our investigation.
“I’d additionally encourage anybody who has every other info which they consider may help with our investigation to get in contact.
“I’m significantly eager to listen to from anybody who noticed a automobile being pushed erratically within the space round Prescot Street.”
Anybody with info is requested to direct message @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on Twitter or contact 0800 555 111 quoting log 0030 of August 21.