A GUNMAN who fired five shots at a front door in Birkenhead is being hunted by police.
Officers were called Westbourne Road in Prenton at about 10.45pm on Wednesday following reports from a member of the public.
The force’s elite gun crime squad Matrix is investigating the incident and have stepped up patrols in the local area.
It is believed the shots were fired at around 7pm. On arrival at the scene officers found damage to the front door.
No-one was in the house when the shots were fired and no-one is believed to have been injured.
A Merseyside Police spokesman said:
“High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community and house-to-house enquiries are being undertaken.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0151 777 5699.