Appeal for information after shots fired at a house in Formby
Merseyside Police is investigating a firearms incident in Formby today (Thursday, 14 May).
At about 11.20am a report was received that a shot had been heard on Gardner Road.
Officers attended and found damage to the front of a property consistent with a firearm discharge. No one was injured during the incident.
The scene has been cordoned whilst forensic examinations are carried out and house-to-house enquiries are underway. High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.
An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is underway.
At this stage the incident is believed to be targeted and enquiries are on-going.
Photo: A Southport Road address that was raided in connection with the shooting
Superintendent Claire Richards said: “Our inquiries into this incident are still at an early stage, although at this time we believe it was targeted.
“We won’t tolerate people who use firearms anywhere in Merseyside and we will be relentless in our efforts to bring those responsible to justice..
“I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious on Gardner Road or the surrounding area this morning to get in touch with us.”
Anyone with information is urged to call MSOC officers on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Story Source: Merseyside Police