“Eight people work in that pub, four of them are mums. To say that they put guns and drugs behind the bar or upstairs is total nonsense.
“My sister was behind the bar when someone took a shot at that guy. We are not taking it lightly that someone wants to shoot someone but it was fired outside in.
“What goes on in Stockbridge Village has got nothing to do with the Ploughman pub.”
The hearing heard of previous incidents of violence at The Ploughman, including an incident on April 14 last year when a man was left needing a metal plate in his jaw after he was assaulted by a group of men.
Mr Miller accused police of not tackling the gang crime blighting the area. There is understood to be a feud simmering between the Croxteth Crew and their Stockbridge rivals.
Mr Miller said: “Everyone knows that there’s a little turf war going on between these two factions. The bobbies know it, everyone knows it.
“Why are they still walking around the estate? We telephone the police and it takes them an hour to turn up.
“We know Stockbridge Village is hard – the place is like Helmand Province – but we do telephone the bobbies.
He added: “If we had more bobbies around here, we might not get this.”
The committee suspended the licence for three months.