Detectives are investigating an incident in Parkbourn Square, Maghull, in which shots were fired at a property in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 11 March).
Emergency Services were called at around 12.15am to reports that shots had been fired at an address and damaged caused to a window of the property. There are no reports of any injuries.
Officers believe the offenders drove up to the house in a dark coloured Jaguar, which was found burnt out a short time later on Pilling Lane. The car has been recovered and will be forensically examined. Detectives believe the car was stolen from Orchard Hey, between 2pm and 10pm on Sunday and would urge anyone who saw a Black S-type Jaguar (which could appear to be dark blue) in the Maghull area in the run up to the incident at 12.15pm, or afterwards, to get in contact. Sefton Area Commander, Chief Supt Nikki Holland said: “Discharging a weapon in public like this is extremely reckless and whilst no-one was injured, the community will be understandably concerned. “I would like to reassure Maghull residents that my officers are working with the specialist Matrix Team to investigate what has happened here. When residents see extra police on the streets it is to reassure them and if they have any information or concerns, please do share it with them.
“I would appeal for anyone who saw any suspicious activity in this area on Sunday night, or anyone who saw the Jaguar S-type car in the area, who has yet to speak to police to please come forward and help us with our enquiries so that people who use firearms illegally can be brought to justice.”
At this early stage of the investigation, the motive for the incident is unknown but officers believe the address was targeted and are working to piece together the full circumstances.
CCTV from the area is being examined and house-to-house enquiries are on-going.
Officers would urge anyone with any information about this incident, or anyone who saw the car being dumped in Pilling Lane, to contact the Matrix team on 0151 777 5686 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News.
If you want your news read locally online then send it to email@example.com – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience.