DETECTIVES are investigating a report of a firearms discharge in Preston.
We were contacted at around 4.40pm today (Friday) to reports shots had been fired in the direction of a group of young men on Skeffington Road. Two men were then seen leaving the area in a white vehicle.
At this time it doesn’t appear anybody was injured in what we believe was a targeted incident.
We are now appealing for witnesses and would ask anybody with information to contact us as soon as possible.
DI 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.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 999 of February 1st or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.