POLICE STATEMENT – SHOTS FIRED, FERNBANK, MAGHULL
Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after shots were fired at a property in Maghull on Sunday, 17 March, 2013.
Officers were called to reports of shots fired at a house on Fernbank, Maghull, at 11.36pm.
When they arrived they found that damage had been caused to the front windows (upstairs and downstairs) of a house on the street and the house next door had also suffered damage to a downstairs front window.
Chief Superintendent Nikki Holland, thje Area Commander for Sefton, said: “The investigation is still in its early stages, but we believe that shots were deliberately fired at a house, which suffered damage to the front windows. We believe that during the incident one of the shots also caused damage to the downstairs front window of the house next door.
“This incident shows the total disregard that the offenders have for members of the community and we are fortunate that no-one was injured.
“I would appeal to members of the community who know the people involved to come forward so we can take positive action and take the offenders off the streets before anyone gets hurt.
“Merseyside Police is committed to tackling gun crime and keeping our communities safe and we will act on all information we receive in relation to gun crime and those responsible.”
The scene has been cordoned off, whilst forensic examinations are carried out by Crime Scene Investigators, and house-to-house inquiries are underway.
High visibility patrols are actively patrolling the area to reassure the local community.
Anyone who has any information which could help the police to find and arrest those responsible is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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