Detectives appeal for information after shots fired in Speke
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Detectives are appealing for information after shots were fired in Speke last night, Sunday 18 July.
At around 11.20pm, officers were called to East Damwood Road to reports of a loud bang being heard. Damage was found to a window of a home, believed to have been caused by a shotgun, but no injuries were reported.
Officers remain in the area to carry out forensic, CCTV and witness enquiries and to speak to the community.
Detective Inspector John Fitzgerald of our Firearms Investigation Team said: “We’re keen to speak to any witnesses or those who have since heard any information. Whether you saw or heard the incident or anyone making off, check your CCTV, dashcam or other devices and come forward.
“It initially appears that this was a targeted attack, which thankfully didn’t result in anyone being injured. To fire a gun in a residential area is extremely reckless and could have led to tragedy, so if you know anything, tell us and we’ll take action.
“Shootings have decreased across Merseyside in recent months and in Speke, this is first such incident for more than three years. Key to such good news is the information and resolve of that community to ensure the area is a hostile place for criminals to operate in. We’re determined to find those responsible and remove them and their weapon from the streets.”
Please contact our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with any information, with reference 21000501641.
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.