A Targeted Shooting In Preston Luckily Leaves Nobody Injured

A man has been arrested after two gunshots were fired at the door of a house on Sulby Grove.

Preston Police are now appealing for information on the incident that took place around 9:10am on Sunday (August 11th).

Nobody was injured in what the police are calling a ‘targeted attack’.

Police arrested a man yesterday (Monday, August 12) and detectives are continuing to appeal for information.

The 33-year-old man from Preston was arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms with intent and is in custody.

Det Insp Fiona Jackson, of Preston CID, said, “We have launched an investigation following this incident and are appealing to anybody who saw or heard anything suspicious, or who has any other information that could help with our enquiries, to get in touch as soon as possible.

“It is incredibly lucky nobody was hurt and our enquiries are very much on-going.

“While we have made an arrest we would encourage anyone who can assist our enquiries to come forward. We are particularly keen to trace any witnesses, or anyone with dashboard mounted camera footage which may have been recording in the area around the time of the offence.

“At this time we believe this was a targeted attack and there is no wider threat to the public. However we know this will have been concerning for residents and we have stepped up patrols in the area, which we hope will offer some reassurance to local people.”

Anybody with information should call 101 or email 4999@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log number 1667 of August 11.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555111.

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