Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after shots were fired at a house in Bootle this evening (Wednesday, 22 April 2015).

Officers were called to Southport Road, Bootle, at around 10.25pm, by a member of the public reporting that they had heard a noise which sounded like a gunshot.

Patrols attended and found damage to the front window and front door of a house and to a car (Volkswagen Passat) parked nearby. The damage to both the house and car is consistent with a firearm being discharged.

No one was injured during the incident.

The investigation is in its early stages and at this moment in time there is no known motive for the attack.

An extensive search of the area is being carried out and the scene has been cordoned off whilst forensic examinations are carried out. House-to-house enquiries are underway and an investigation into the full circumstances surrounding the incident is continuing.

Officers are appealing to anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the incident, or anyone with information, to call Matrix Serious Organised Crime officers on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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