Police were called to the town centre store in Chapel Street at 1.25pm and shortly after witnesses reported seeing a woman being stretchered on to a waiting ambulance.Ms Hayes, who lived in the Southport area, later died in hospital from her injuries.Tributes are pouring in for a woman who was who was killed at a travel agents in Merseyside.
The gun-man was said to of fled the scene on a bike after stowing his weapon away. Shops closed their doors and customers scattered as the 'incredibly reckless' gun-man open fired in the packed street.
A local business owner said he heard a bang and came to the front door of his shop to see a man going past.
A police spokeswoman said: “We can confirm a murder investigation has been launched following an incident in Southport today.
“Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to contact Merseyside Police on 101 quoting log 470 of January 13 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.” A Tui spokeswoman said: “We regret to confirm that a female member of staff at our Southport Tui retail store tragically died in an incident today.
RIP Cassie xxx” Another said: “So shocked to here the sad news about Cassie.