Merseyside Police is investigating reports that a shot was fired at a house in Walton this morning, Monday 18 July.
At around 1.35am, police received a report that a loud bang was heard.
Patrols attended and evidence was found that a shot had been fired towards a property on Ismay Street, causing damage to the front of the house.
At the time of the incident it was further reported that a male wearing a green coat was seen making off from the property on foot in the direction of City Road.
No injuries have been reported.
An investigation has been launched and officers remain on Ismay Street while extensive forensic, CCTV and house-to-house enquiries are carried out.
Detective Inspector John Mullen said, “We are in the very early stages of an investigation into a shot being fired at a house on Ismay Street and our officers are keen to speak to witnesses or anyone with any information.
“If you were in the area of Ismay Street in the early hours of this morning and witnessed anyone or anything suspicious then please get in touch.
“Similarly, if you were driving along Goodison Road or County Road and have dashcam footage then please check it and let us know if you see anything.
“Thankfully no injuries were reported but firing a gun in a residential area is unbelievably reckless and could have led to tragedy.
“I’d like to reassure the community in Walton that we believe this to be a targeted attack and we don’t believe there to be any wider threat.
“The number of firearms discharges on Merseyside is currently at its lowest in 21 years – but every single incident is one too many and we are doing all we can to remove guns and the misery that they bring from our streets.
“Please come forward and tell us what you know to help us remove dangerous weapons and those who use them from our communities.”
If you have any information please contact the Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information, with reference 22000512418.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information
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