Enquiries are ongoing but officers have found no evidence of a firearms discharge.
Detectives are investigating following unconfirmed reports that shots were fired in Southport this morning (Thursday, 20 October 2016).
Officers were called to Janes Brook Road, Southport, after a member of the public reported that he had been shot at by another male at about 10.40am.
A full search of the area has been carried out by officers from the specialist Matrix team and at this point no evidence of a discharge has been found.
House-to-house enquiries are being carried and officers are particularly interested in talking to any members of the public who were in the area at the time to come forward with information to establish exactly what took place.
Officers will also be viewing CCTV footage to establish what has occurred.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Sefton CID on 0151 777 3055, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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