Police are going down on property after a gun was fired on the street

A large crime scene was set up in a residential area after shots were fired at a house in Kirkby.

Police were called to the house in Park Brow Drive after it was reported that the attack caused damage to a window on the ground floor. Fortunately, no one was in the property at the time of the shooting, which is believed to have happened some time before 1 p.m. 23:00 on Friday 22 April.

An investigation is now underway where crime scene investigations are being conducted along with house-to-house investigations. Officers are also examining CCTV footage in an attempt to identify those responsible and are out and about in the local community to provide reassurance to the local community.

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Force Duty Officer Inspector Jim Wilde said: “The investigation is in its early stages and we are eager to speak to any witnesses or anyone with any information.

“This is a residential area and there are probably some people who may have witnessed the incident or know who is responsible. I urge these people to report, either directly to the police or through Crimestoppers.

Merseyside Police scene at Park Brow Drive intersecting with Bullens Road, Kirkby,
Merseyside Police scene at Park Brow Drive intersecting with Bullens Road, Kirkby,

“If you have CCTV, dashcam or recordings on other devices, check them to see if you have any recordings that you can share with us that can help us find those responsible.

“Firing a gun in a residential street is extremely reckless and dangerous and shows a total disregard for the safety of local residents.

“So if you know anything, tell us, and we’ll take action against those responsible.”

If you have CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage or information about this incident, please send a DM to social media on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Center’ with reference to incident reference 0261 of 23 April.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form here.

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