THE family of a man who was shot dead outside a gym in a "cold-blooded assassination" have released a video of him playing with two of his children.

Lenny Scott, from Prescot, died in hospital after the shooting outside a gym on Peel Road, Skelmersdale, at around 7.35pm on Thursday, February 8.

Emergency services found the 33-year-old with serious gunshot wounds, but he later died from his injuries in hospital.

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Police launched a murder investigation and say they are continuing the "relentless hunt" for Lenny's killers.

A month on from Lenny's death, Lancashire Police said his family asked them to release the video of the dad with two of his children in the hope it encourages someone to come forward with information.

Lenny's funeral took place in Rainford on Monday, March 11.

Police said the family continue to be supported by trained officers.

Officers previously arrested four people - all from Liverpool – as part of the investigation. A 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of murder, a 37-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and a 27-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender. They have all since been released on conditional bail pending further inquiries.

Lancashire Police said they have "a large investigation team" assigned to the case, who are carrying out inquiries throughout the north west.

St Helens Star: Lenny ScottLenny Scott (Image: Lancashire Police)

Police say they have looked through hundreds of hours of CCTV footage as they seek to piece together a full picture of what happened in the hours, days and weeks before and after Lenny’s murder.

Inquiries have revealed that the gunman left the murder scene outside the gym on Peel Road on an e-bike and headed towards Digmoor in Skelmersdale and then on to Upholland.

St Helens Star: Lenny ScottLenny Scott (Image: Lancashire Police)

Detective Supt Gareth Willis, our Head of Major Crime, said: “We have made some good progress in the month since Lenny was killed and our dedicated investigation team continue to work tirelessly to identify all those responsible for this heinous crime.

“This murder was clearly well planned and is nothing short of a calculated and cold-blooded assassination. We know that there are people out there who know why this much-loved father-of-three was killed and who was involved. I am appealing to them to do the right thing and come forward and talk to us.

“I want to thank all those people who have come forward with information and footage so far and appeal to anyone who has still not been in contact with us to do so as soon as possible. You might have the key piece of information which helps us find out who killed Lenny.”

  • You can call police on 101 quoting log 1155 of February 9 or submit information or footage here. You can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Police would continue to ask for people to come forward with CCTV, dashcam or Ring doorbell footage.