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Man shot dead outside Liverpool dance class was father-of-six

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Image caption James Taylor was shot outside his daughter’s dance class

A man who was shot dead as he waited to pick up his daughter from a dance class was a “doting” father to six children.

Police believe Liverpool fan James Taylor, 34, was killed in a “targeted attack” and found in Holy Cross Close last Thursday.

His family – who called him Jay – said he was a “kind, selfless and caring family man” as well as a “loving husband, son and brother”.

Three men – aged 24, 31 and 35 – have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The trio have been since released while Merseyside Police continue to investigate Mr Taylor’s death.

His family said in a statement: “Although he was a proud supporter of Liverpool Football Club, his life really did revolve around his children – four girls and two boys – his wife and wider family.

“Jay died doing what he did best, being a devoted father and sadly they will now have to grow up without him in their lives.”

Image caption The shooting in Holy Cross Close was heard by a number of people
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