Formby teenager charged with intent to endanger life
A teenager has been charged after shots were fired at a house in Formby in what police believe was a “targeted” attack.
The 17-year-old man, from Formby, has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
It follows an incident in Gardner Road, Formby, last Thursday, May 14, where shots were fired at a house.
Police were called at 11.20am on Thursday morning after reports that gunfire was heard in Gardner Road.
They found damage to the front of the house. No-one was injured during the incident.
The scene was cordoned off while forensic examinations were carried out.
House-to-house enquiries were undertaken and high-visibility patrols were stepped up in the area.
Superintendent Claire Richards said on Thursday police believed that the shooting was a targeted attack.
She said: “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.”
The teenager has also been charged with possession of a Section 5 firearm in relation to a separate incident. He has been remanded in custody to appear before magistrates tomorrow, Monday, May 18.
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