Detectives appeal for information after shots fired in Wavertree
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We are appealing for information after we received reports that shots were fired in Wavertree this evening, Tuesday 7 June.
Officers were called to Mill Lane just after 6.10pm to a report that four masked men in dark clothing riding a bike and a scooter were chasing one another when a shot was fired.
A short time later at around 7.10pm officers were called to a property on Mill Lane where they found damage to the window of a house, consistent with shots being fired. There are no reports of anyone being injured.
A cordon is in place on Mill Lane. Officers will remain in the area to carry out forensic, CCTV, house-to-house and witness enquiries, and to speak to the local community.
At this stage, the shooting is believed to have been targeted.
Detective Inspector Katie Coote said: “I would urge anyone who was in the area after 6pm this evening, who witnessed the incidents, or who have any information to come forward.
“I would also like to appeal to anyone who has CCTV, dashcam or footage on any other devices to take the time to check them to see if they have captured any footage that could help us find those responsible.
“Firing a gun in a residential street is extremely reckless and dangerous and shows a total disregard for the safety of local residents. One gun in the hands of criminals could be fatal and we are committed to tackling gun crime to make our streets safer.
“Any information you have 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.”
If you have any CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage or information about this incident please DM our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting incident reference 22000392835.
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.