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Gun fired at car in ‘targeted attack’ in Fulwood

Posted on - 4th April, 2021 - 4:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Fulwood, Garrison, Preston News, Ribbleton
Briery Close - off Churchill Road and Watling Street Road - between Fulwood and Ribbleton Pic: Google
Briery Close – off Churchill Road and Watling Street Road – between Fulwood and Ribbleton Pic: Google

Detectives are appealing for information after a gun was fired at a car between Fulwood and Ribbleton.

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Preston Police were called to Briery Close, off Watling Street Road, at 2.25pm on Easter Sunday (4 April).

Update: Police have arrested two Preston men in connection with the incident

A firearm is understood to have been fired at a vehicle in the street in Fulwood.

Police say no one was injured and it is believed to be a ‘targeted attack’ according to detectives.

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Detective Inspector Ian Czapowski, of South CID, said: “We have launched an investigation following a firearms discharge in Preston this afternoon.

“Any use of a firearm in such circumstances is incredibly dangerous and it is only a matter of luck nobody was hurt or killed during this incident and I 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.

“If you saw anyone acting suspiciously, please contact us.

“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.”

Anybody with information can contact police on 101, quoting log 0827 of today, April 4th.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.

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