Appeal following a firearm discharge in Dingle, Liverpool
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We are appealing for information following a report of a firearm being discharged at a house in Dingle just after midnight today, Sunday 1 May.
Officers are currently in Maley Close following a report of a firearm being discharged at around 12.15am. The window of a property was damaged which was consistent with a gun being fired.
There were people in the property at the time but no reports of anyone being injured.
The suspect is believed to have made off on an electric scooter towards Peel Street.
An investigation has commenced, and house-to-house, CCTV and forensic enquiries are being carried out in the local area in a bid to identify the offenders.
Officers are also patrolling the area to provide reassurance to residents.
Detective Chief Inspector Allison Woods said: “The investigation is in the early stages and a cordon is in place.
“While no injuries have been reported, discharging a firearm is extremely reckless and dangerous. I would like to reassure the local community that we are working to find those responsible and bring them to justice.
“We have a zero-tolerance approach to any person involved in the use of, possession of, and storage of firearms, and we will relentlessly pursue anyone involved in this type of awful criminality.”
DCI Woods is appealing for information from the public. She added: “This incident took place in a residential area so there are likely to be people who may have witnessed the incident, saw someone acting suspiciously or know who is responsible. I urge those people to come forward, either directly to the police, or via Crimestoppers.
“I’m also appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of Maley Close, Peel Street, Ullet Road and Park Road area of Dingle at around midnight onwards who saw or heard anything suspicious to contact us.
“I urge people to check your CCTV or dashcam for footage which may have captured something that will help with the investigation and help us find those responsible.”
If you have any CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage or information about this incident, please DM our social media desk on Twitter @MerseyPolice or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting incident reference 22000296828.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers UK anonymously on 0800 555 111.