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Detectives are appealing for information after shots were fired at a house in Toxteth in the early hours of this morning, Thursday 21 December.

At around 6.05am, a call was received of gunshots heard in the area of Mill Street around half an hour previously. Officers attended and confirmed damage consistent with a firearm discharge. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Mill Street is currently closed at the junction with Hill Street. Officers will be at the scene to carry out an investigation and reassurance in the community. Detectives are appealing for information to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

Local Policing Superintendent Mark Wiggins said: “At this early stage in the investigation we are treating this as a targeted attack. The occupants of the property were inside at the time, and the sheer recklessness of firing a gun at any residence makes the fact that nobody was injured sheer good fortune.

“We will be seeking to identify those responsible and putting them before the courts, as well as anyone who helps store weapons on behalf of criminal groups.

“I want to appeal to anyone in the community who saw or heard anything around 5.30am in the Mill Street area, or who has any information which may help our investigation, to come forward immediately.

“Positive action to remove weapons from the streets is so often a result of information from the communities affected, so keep talking to us and let us continue to remove the problems. You can speak to us directly or anonymously and for free via Crimestoppers, which I want to remind people is completely independent of the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.