Liverpool Shooting: Olivia Pratt Korbel killed, mother, siblings, killer arrested

Liverpool Shooting: Olivia Pratt Korbel killed, mother, siblings, killer arrested

Olivia Pratt-Korbel, 9, was killed in a shooting at her Liverpool home on Monday, August 22, 2022. Olivia was killed while standing behind her mother, Cheryl Korbel, at her home on Kingsheath Avenue in Dovecot. After a nine-year-old girl was fatally shot in her own home, a man was arrested on suspicion of murder. Police have also  identified a second man who fled after a gunman killed a nine-year-old. 

When and Where Olivia Pratt Korbel killed? Mother, Siblings, School

Olivia Pratt Korbel
Olivia Pratt Korbel was killed at her Liverpool home Source: Dailymail

Olivia Pratt-Korbel, 9, was killed in a shooting at her Liverpool home on Monday, August 22, 2022. She was a student of  St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Junior School in Huyton. Olivia was at home with her mother and two older siblings when Ms Korbel opened the door after hearing gunshots outside. A man dressed in a black padded jacket, a black balaclava with a peak, dark trousers, and black gloves opened fire on two men walking down Kingsheath Avenue, causing both to escape. One of the men dashed towards Olivia’s open door and forced his way inside.

A shot was fired, and it hit Cheryl, injuring her and killing Olivia. Officers transferred Olivia to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, where she died.  Her mother, who was also injured, has now been released from hospital. 

Who is Joseph Nee, the target of the attack that killed Olivia Pratt-Korbel?

Olivia Pratt Korbel shooter Joseph Nee Source: BBC

The intended target of the shooting that killed nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool has been identified as Joseph Nee, a 35-year-old burglar. Nee was arrested in hospital on Tuesday for violating his license conditions, and Merseyside police said he would be returned to prison. He was released last year under a policy of automatic release at the halfway point of his sentence.

Nee is still in a stable condition, with police stationed at his bedside, questioning him about the shooting and the events leading up to it, as well as who would be so determined to kill him in the street. According to sources, the motivation is unknown, but it could be a turf war, a dispute over drugs or another commodity.

Nee was previously a member of an organized criminal gang that was sentenced to a total of ten years in prison for a string of burglaries across North West England – and was immediately arrested after leading police on a 125mph chase across Cheshire and Merseyside.

His previous crimes and jailed

The Liverpool Echo identified him as Nee, from the city’s Dovecot district, who was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison by Liverpool Crown Court in November 2009 for being a “lower level player” in a multi-million-pound drug trafficking ring.

In 2018, he was sentenced to 45 months in prison after he and two other men led police on a 125mph high-speed chase. Nee admitted to two counts of burglary, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance.

The following year, Nee appeared in a series of Instagram photos with inmates from HMP Kirkham who compared the jail to Butlins and boasted about their lifestyle.

A Man who was with Joseph Nee arrested and in custody now

A man who was with Nee but escaped unharmed has now been identified, while the driver of an Audi Q3 which collected him from Olivia’s house and took him to hospital has also been questioned by police.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel, Merseyside Police said. Olivia’s family released an appeal pleading for witnesses to come forward with information after the nine-year-old was killed and her mother injured when an intruder fleeing a gunman forced his way into their home.

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