Gunman opens fire in street as family home peppered with bullets

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A gunman opened fire and peppered a family home with bullets as the terrified residents were inside.

Today detectives urged witnesses to come forward after the "reckless" shooting saw the gunman shoot through windows in the lounge and hall of the occupied house in Huyton last night.

Merseyside Police said they were called to Huyton House Road just after 11pm after reports of damage to a property and "evidence of a shooting was found in the street".

Two men on a motorbike were seen riding off shortly after the shooting.

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Police confirmed windows were damaged in the shooting.

None of the residents inside the house were injured.

House-to-house, forensic and CCTV enquiries are ongoing today.

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Police in Huyton House Road

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Smith from our Firearms Investigation Team said: "Firing a weapon towards a home is incredibly reckless and thankfully the occupants were uninjured, although left understandably shocked.

"We initially believe that this incident was targeted and are keeping an open mind on the motive.

"We're keen to hear from anyone in the area who saw or heard anything around midnight, or captured anyone in the area on CCTV, dashcam or doorbell devices."

He added: "Two males on a motorcycle were seen making off from the location towards Liverpool Road so pass on anything you know and we will take action.

"Shootings in Merseyside have been reduced in recent months, due in no small part to information from those communities who can feel the effects."
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police on the following link: https://unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/merseyside/appeal/21000404550
You can also contact the police's social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC with reference 21000404550. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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