Five Preston men have been arrested by police in early morning raids on WednesdayAdvertisement
It was part of a series of arrests on suspicion of conspiracy to commit violent disorder.
Lancashire Police said the raids came after an incident in December last year on a Blackburn street where a firearm was discharged.
Police arrested a 24-year-old man from Watling Street Road, a 28-year-old man from Albert Terrace, a 23-year-old man from Garstang Road, a 32-year-old man from Blackpool Road and a 34-year-old man from Ashworth Grove.
Detective Inspector Mark Vaughton from Blackburn CID said: “While incidents of this kind are rare, I would like to reassure the residents of Lancashire, particularly Blackburn, where this disorder took place, that we will not tolerate this type of behaviour. As with this, we will work to find those responsible with a dedicated enquiry team.
“This incident took place on a public residential street, instilling fear in the local residents and I am thankful that no one was hurt when the gun was let off.
“We need the public to continue to work with us to help us tackle crime by informing us of any suspicious activity, especially if they have any information at all about this incident that happened on December 14th last year.”