A MAN was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being shot in the leg at a house in Orford last night.
Cheshire Police say a number of gunshots were fired outside an address on Poplars Avenue shortly after 8.45pm yesterday, Friday.
Armed officers rushed to the scene, and a 55-year-old man was taken to Warrington Hospital by ambulance.
He suffered serious injuries to one of his legs, which are not believed to be life-threatening.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing, and the force’s investigations are in their ‘early stages’.
No arrests have yet been made, and a police presence remains on the scene – between the junctions with Cotswold Road and Newhaven Road – today, Saturday.
Residents in the area reported hearing three to four shots being fired.
Detective inspector Sarah Oliver said: “I understand how concerning this incident will be for those living in the area, and I want to reassure residents that they can expect to see a visible policing presence while we do everything we can to trace those responsible.
“The investigation is in its early stages, and I need the help and support of the local community to provide any information they may have.
“Even the smallest piece can be useful.
“I know some people may feel uncomfortable contacting the police, therefore I would urge you to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML690217, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.