/Gunman opens fire in street as house peppered with bullets

Gunman opens fire in street as house peppered with bullets

A house was peppered with bullets after a gunman opened fire in a Merseyside street last night.

A police cordon remains in Huyton today and forensics  experts have been drafted in after the house was shot at just before 11pm.

Police confirmed they were called to Gort Road just after 10.45pm after a property was shot at numerous times.

One witness said they heard a motorbike at the time of the gunfire.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said officers were called to a report of “a number of gunshots being fired at the second floor window” of a house.

Fortunately there was nobody in at the time.

Detectives say at this stage it is not known if the “shocking” shooting was targeted but confirmed several bullet holes and casings have been found in and around the house.

House to house enquiries have been carried out and officers are looking into what may have been captured on CCTV in the area.

Police and forensics in Gort Road in Huyton after a house was shot at
(Image: Andrew Teebay, ECHO)

Chief Inspector Lisa Ledder said: “This is a shocking incident in a residential area and it is totally reckless to shoot a gun like this, and we are doing all we can to find those responsible.

“A witness said they heard what sounded like a motorbike during the incident.”

She added: “Information from the community could be a vital part of our efforts to bring the perpetrator to justice and take the weapon used off our streets, and we ask anyone with information to speak to us.

“I know that people will be concerned and even feel too frightened to speak directly to us. If that’s the case then please give information anonymously through Crimestoppers.

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“Any information may help us, no matter how small it is so please help us identify those responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook “Merseyside Police Contact Centre”.

You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 1016 of 3/2/20 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

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