Photo: Citroën Berlingo seized

UPDATE (FRIDAY, 15 MAY):

Detectives investigating shots fired at a house in Formby on Thursday morning have arrested a 17-year-old male from Formby on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

He has been taken to a police station where he will be questioned.Police have seized a blue Citroën Berlingo van from an address in Southport Road, Formby at around 7.30pm this evening, Thursday 14 May 2015.

 

Appeal for information after shots fired at a house in Formby (Thursday, 14 May).

Police investigating todays shooting have now seized a van which they believe could be linked with the Gardner Road shooting.

Police are still guarding the Southport road address.

Anyone with information is urged to call MSOC officers on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

OTSnews will provide you with updates when Merseyside police release more information.

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Photo: A Southport Road address that was raided in connection with the shooting

At about 11.20am a report was received that a shot had been heard on Gardner Road.

Officers attended and found damage to the front of a property consistent with a firearm discharge.

No one was injured during the incident.

The scene has been cordoned whilst forensic examinations are carried out and house-to-house enquiries are underway. High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.

An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is underway.

At this stage the incident is believed to be targeted and enquiries are on-going.

Superintendent Claire Richards said: “Our inquiries into this incident are still at an early stage, although at this time we believe it was targeted.

“We won’t tolerate people who use firearms anywhere in Merseyside and we will be relentless in our efforts to bring those responsible to justice..

“I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious on Gardner Road or the surrounding area this morning to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information is urged to call MSOC officers on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 

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