As a family home is blasted with gunshots, a gunman opens fire in the street.
While the scared homeowners were inside, a shooter opened fire and blasted a family house with bullets.
After a “reckless” attack in which the gunman shot through windows in the living and hall of an occupied property in Huyton yesterday night, investigators are urging witnesses to come forward today.
Merseyside Police said they were called to Huyton House Road just after 11 p.m. following allegations of property damage and “evidence of a shooting found in the roadway.”
Shortly after the incident, two males on a motorcycle were spotted riding away.
The gunfire caused damage to the glass, according to police.
There were no injuries among the occupants of the house.
Today, house-to-house, forensic, and CCTV investigations are still underway.
“Firing a weapon towards a home is highly risky,” said Detective Chief Inspector Matt Smith of our Firearms Investigation Team. “Thankfully, the residents were unharmed, albeit understandably surprised.”
“At first, we thought this was a targeted attack, but we’re keeping an open mind about the motive.”
“We want to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity around midnight and saw or heard anything, or who captured someone in the vicinity on CCTV, dashcam, or doorbell devices.”
“Two individuals on a motorcycle were observed fleeing from the site towards Liverpool Road,” he said, “so please pass on any information you have and we will take action.”
“Shootings in Merseyside have decreased in recent months, thanks in large part to information from individuals who are affected by the consequences.”
Merseyside Police is asking anyone with information on the incident to contact them at https://unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/merseyside/appeal/21000404550.
You can also reach out to the police department’s social media team via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC with the reference 21000404550. If a crime is in progress, dial 999.
You can also phone 101 or contact Crimestoppers, an independent organisation, anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on their website at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.
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