Further Update: Shots Fired - Landford Avenue - Firearm Recovered

Merseyside Police executed two search warrants at addresses on Waresley Crescent yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 12 February).

Searches were carried out at both addresses and a shotgun was recovered from one of the properties. A 23-year-old man from Norris Green has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and is being interviewed by detectives.

Merseyside Police can confirm that officers conducting a search following a firearms discharge last night (Monday, 11 February) on Landford Avenue have this afternoon (Tuesday, 12 February) discovered a firearm.

Officers conducting a search in Waresley Crescent have discovered, what they believe to be, a shotgun.

The weapon has been seized for forensic examination.

The investigation into the firearms discharge is ongoing.

Merseyside Police can confirm an investigation is underway after evidence of a firearms discharge was found in north Liverpool last night (Monday, February 11).

Shortly after 8pm patrols were deployed to the Landford Avenue area of Walton after several people reported hearing gunshots.

On arrival officers found no-one injured or any damage to any house but a search revealed evidence that a shotgun had been discharged in the street.

A Ford Focus was later found abandoned nearby and has been seized for a forensic examination.

An area of Landford Avenue remains cordoned off and investigators have been at the scene carrying out house-to-house enquiries.

A highly visible police presence is in the area to reassure the community.

Anyone with information that could the police investigation is asked to call the Matrix team on 0151 777 5699 number or leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.