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Gunshots heard in Deepdale

Posted on - 1st February, 2019 - 7:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News, St Matthews
Skeffington Road Pic: Google
Skeffington Road Pic: Google

Shots have been fired in Deepdale during Friday (1 February) afternoon.

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Preston Police say they believe it is a targeted incident.

Officers were called at 4.40pm to Skeffington Road to reports a firearm had been discharged.

The gun was fired in the direction of a group of young men.

Two men were then seen leaving the area in a white vehicle.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and are asking anyone with information to get in touch.

Read more: Woman grabbed in Deepdale side street

Detective Inspector Martin Pearson of Lancashire Police said: “We’re in the very early stages of an investigation and I would appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything or who has information which could assist to get in touch.

“Thankfully no-one was seriously hurt or even killed in this incident. We will now do all we can to find those responsible.

“I would also like to reassure people that this incident was not directed at the general public and appears to be a targeted attack.”

Read more: Police patrols stepped up in Fulwood after targeted shooting

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 999 of February 1st or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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