In­ves­ti­ga­tion launched into shoot­ing

Po­lice say mid­night gun at­tack was tar­geted at South­port home:

Midweek Visiter - - Front Page - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@reach­plc.com @jamie_lopez1

AWINDOW was smashed by a sus­pected gun­shot in a late-night at­tack on a South­port home. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing what was be­lieved to be a tar­geted at­tack at the home, on Bis­pham Road, shortly af­ter mid­night on Thurs­day morn­ing. The oc­cu­pants were in the prop­erty at the time of the sus­pected shoot­ing but no-one was in­jured. Of­fi­cers were called out just af­ter mid­night fol­low­ing re­ports dam­age had been caused to the up­stairs front win­dow and a down­stairs win­dow of a prop­erty. The dam­age was con­sis­tent with a firearms dis­charge. Of­fi­cers closed off a sec­tion of the road for sev­eral hours while the in­ci­dent was in­ves­ti­gated. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der way and house-to- house en­quiries are on­go­ing in the lo­cal area. De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Gayle Rooney said: “I would ap­peal to any­one who was in the vicin­ity of Bis­pham Road around mid­night that night who saw any­body or any­thing sus­pi­cious to con­tact us. I am par­tic­u­larly keen to speak to any­one who may have seen a sil­ver mo­tor ve­hi­cle, pos­si­bly a Volvo, driv­ing around the area prior to the in­ci­dent.

‘‘I want to re­as­sure our com­mu­ni­ties that we take in­ci­dents of this na­ture very se­ri­ously and the use of firearms will not be tol­er­ated on the streets of Mersey­side. Thank­fully, no-body was hurt dur­ing this in­ci­dent, but it is im­por­tant that any­body who may have in­for­ma­tion comes for­ward so we can find the per­son or peo­ple re­spon­si­ble.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent or gun­crime in their area is asked to DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or call Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555111.

The po­lice cor­don on Bis­pham Road

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing a sus­pected shoot­ing at a home on Bis­pham Road, South­port

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