Longmoor Lane closed after shots fired at house
ONE of Liverpool’s busiest roads was closed this morning after shots were fired at a house.
Police were called to Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley, just before midnight after worried residents reported hearing gunfire in the area.
When officers arrived at the scene they found damage had been caused to a house in the street and evidence that a firearm had been discharged.
No-one was injured but the Kirkby-bound carriageway of the road was immediately closed off.
A forensic examination was due to be carried out in daylight this morning.
A Merseyside Police spokesman said officers were carrying out house-to-house enquiries in Longmoor Lane and had stepped up patrols.
He added: “The type of weapon used is yet to be established and at this early stage the motive for the attack remains unclear and is under investigation.
“A highly visible police presence is currently in the area to reassure the community and residents are encouraged to contact the police if they have any concerns or information that could help catch the offenders.”
Broken glass could be seen in the window of a terraced house this morning and a large part of the street had been sealed off by police, who were still at the scene.
It is not known whether anyone was inside the house at the time of the shooting.
A diversion was set up for motorists wanting to use Longmoor Lane - one of the busiest commuter routes in the city - via Lower Lane.
But roadworks in the area caused long tailbacks.
Police advised motorists to use either the A59 Ormskirk Road or A580 East Lancashire Road until Longmoor Lane was being reopened later in the day, but a police spokesman said officers were unable to say when investigations would be completed.
Anyone with information about the incident should call the anti-gun crime Matrix team on 0151 777 5699, or Crimstoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.