Merseyside Police rushed to the Arrowe Park pub in Birkenhead, Liverpool after reports said gunfire was fired outside and they treated it as a ‘directed’ attack
Police have erected a major cordon at a popular Liverpool pub after shots were reportedly fired in a “aimed” attack nearby.
Ambulance services are currently on scene at Arrowe Park Pub in Church Lane, Birkenhead and Police are asking for information from the public.
Police were called to the pub around 6.45pm on Tuesday after three men were believed to have run inside and claimed they had been shot at, the reported Liverpool echo.
A separate barrier is also down Church Lane by a number of shops.
The Arrowe Park pub was closed after people left, who also claimed “three men ran in and said they had been shot at,” the Echo reported.
There are no reports of injuries.
Officers are conducting forensic, video surveillance and witness interviews and speaking to the local community.
Mersyside Police have said they are treating the incident as a “targeted” attack.
Detective Inspector Darren Hankin said: “We are at a very early stage of an investigation and will remain in the area to reassure the community and gather information.
“This initially appears to have been a targeted attack, but we remain open-minded to the circumstances. The use of guns on our streets will not be tolerated and we know it will be an alarming incident for local residents. An extensive investigation will be carried out.
“If you saw or heard anything suspicious on or around Arrowe Park Road around 6.45pm, or captured video from home cameras or dash cams, please come forward confidentially as any information could be vital to the investigation.”
Anyone with information can contact the Merseyside Police Social Media Desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or 101 with reference 894 dated 08/06. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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