Shots fired at Stoneycroft house in targeted attack

Merseyside Police has launched an appeal for information after shots were fired at a house in Stoneycroft yesterday, Monday 2 May. 

At around 11.45pm, police received a report that a firearm had been discharged on The Beechwalk. 

It was further reported that two males on electric bikes made off from the scene in the direction of Chatterton Road. 

Police attended and evidence consistent with shots being fired was found. 

Officers searched the address and recovered a quantity of cannabis and a cannabis farm consisting of around 40 plants and associated growing equipment. 

No injuries have been reported. 

An investigation has been launched and officers remain at The Beechwalk this morning while extensive CCTV, forensic and house-to-house enquiries are carried out in the local area. 

At this stage, the incident is believed to have been targeted. 

Detective Chief Inspector Cath Cummings said, “To fire a gun in a residential area is extremely reckless and dangerous and I would like to reassure the local community that we are working hard to find those responsible and put them before the courts. 

“The overall number of shootings on Merseyside is at its lowest level for 20 years however, one gun in the hands of criminals is one too many and we are committed to tackling gun crime to make our streets safer. 

“We are in the early stages of the investigation into the incident in Stoneycroft last night and we would ask anyone in the area who saw anything or anyone suspicious to come forward.  

“Similarly if you were driving in Stoneycroft area on Queen’s Drive or East Prescot Road and have dashcam footage then please review it and let us know if you see anything. 

“Any information you whole could be vital to our enquiries so please, tell us what you know so that we can remove dangerous weapons and those who use them from our streets.”  

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerpolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police Contact Centre with reference 22000300998.

You can also call 101 or 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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