Further appeal for information after shots fired in Huyton last night
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Detectives are continuing to appeal for information after shots were fired in Huyton last night, Monday 16 August.
At around 9.45pm, armed officers were called to Hillside Road to reports of shots being fired near to Longview shops. Evidence has been found to confirm shots were fired, and nobody has been confirmed as injured following extensive enquiries.
Officers will remain in the area to speak to the community and gather information.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Smith, who leads our Firearms Investigation Team, said: “A full investigation is underway following last night’s shooting, which was a reckless act in a public place, and like any such incident, could have had catastrophic consequences.
"I want to assure all of those in the community, who may be understandably shocked by this incident, that our initial enquiries suggest that it was a targeted attack. Thankfully, it also appears that nobody has reported as being injured.
“We want to speak to all of those people who saw or heard anything around 9.45pm last night in the Hillside Road area, particularly near to the shops, so please come forward if you have yet to do so. Likewise, if you live locally or were passing, check any devices which may have captured those involved before, during or after this incident. Descriptions, vehicles or any other small detail could be the key to finding out those responsible and ensuring they are put before the courts at the earliest opportunity, and the weapon used taken off the streets.
“Information we receive from those communities affected by gun crime and violence makes a massive impact, so come forward directly or anonymously and we will take action against those who would bring lethal weapons into the community and put themselves and others at great risk. Gun crime has dropped significantly in Merseyside in the last few years and we are determined that this remains the case.”
Contact us via @MerPolCC on Twitter or Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook, with reference 21000571880.
You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or contact them via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.