Liverpool shooting: Friends tell of horrific moment Elle Edwards was shot dead as she danced in pub - 'She's on the floor'

Elle Edwards was shot dead while celebrating Christmas with her friends.
Elle Edwards was shot dead while celebrating Christmas with her friends.

Elle Edwards was enjoying the festivities with her friends in the Lighthouse Inn in Wallasey

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Grieving friends of a woman who was shot dead at a pub on Christmas Eve have recalled the horrific event, where she was singing and dancing before they heard bangs and saw her lying on the floor.

Elle Edwards was enjoying the festivities with her friends in the Lighthouse Inn in Wallasey, a village near Liverpool, when she was shot in the head at around 11.50pm.

Jess, a friend who was with her when she was shot, said: “We went to go get a drink and we were at the bar and we just heard bangs, like fireworks.

“We had been dancing and singing and now she’s on the floor.

“We were so happy. It happened so fast, I can’t get it out of my head. I wish we could have done more, but there was nothing else we could have done.”

People in the vicinity desperately attempted to revive Ms Edwards by performing CPR before she tragically died at the scene.

Friends of the 26-year-old have spoken about the horrific ordeal.
Friends of the 26-year-old have spoken about the horrific ordeal.

Ms Edwards’ sister Lucy had flown home from Dubai to visit her family during the holiday period. She left the pub before her sibling was shot dead.

In a post on Instagram, she said: “My beautiful sister, my bestest friend, my second mummy and my rock. I love and miss you so, so much already. My Elle May.”

Friend Jess told Sky News: “People were around her trying to help her - but you can’t do anything.

"I just felt grateful that I am still here but felt guilty because I was with my family on Christmas and she wasn’t.”

Another friend, Meg, added: “We had been dancing and singing. I’ve got videos of us all I can’t stop watching. We were so happy.”

Asked about memories of their friend, they both described her as “so funny”, stating: “There was never a time when we’ve been out where we’ve not had a ball.”

Merseyside Police last night confirmed that a 30-year-old man from Tranmere has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

A 19-year-old woman from Rock Ferry has also been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

The two suspects have been taken into custody where they will be questioned by detectives.

Merseyside Police have added that people should not “stay quiet” if they have any useful knowledge about the investigation.