Police have been granted special stop and search powers after a gunman opened fire on a city street.
A Section 60 Order was put in place in Toxteth today, August 7, following a shooting on Gibson Road.
Emergency services were called to the area shortly after 3.30pm on Thursday, where a number of bullet holes were found in a Volkswagen car.
No one was reported injured in the shooting but police are trying to track down two men who were seen riding a green motorbike in the area at that time.
The Section 60 order which came into force from 4pm on Friday and lasts until Saturday, August 8, gives officers the power to search any men aged between 14-45.
A map shows the area covered by the order, including Upper Parliament St, Smithdown Road, Ullet Road, Park Road and back to Upper Parliament Street.
A spokesperson from the police said: "The Section 60 is authorised to allow officers to exercise the power through the night and to effectively keep the public safe and prevent any further incidents in the locality."
In a statement on Thursday, Chief Inspector Derek Riley said: “We have not been made aware that anybody was injured during this incident but obviously such a reckless act could have had more serious consequences.
“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area around Gibson Road at around 3.30pm today who saw anyone or anything suspicious to contact us as they may have information which is vital to the investigation.
“I would also appeal to any motorists in the area who may have captured anything significant on their dashcam to get in touch as they may be able to help with our enquiries.
“We remain committed to removing firearms from our streets and we need the public’s help to find the people responsible for using them.”
Anyone with information on criminal activity in the area is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.