An investigation has been launched following a shooting in Sparrow Hall on Tuesday night.
Officers were called at about 10.15pm to Bulford Road to a report that an 18-year-old man had been hit over the head by two other males armed with a handgun and had sustained a minor head injury.
Patrols attended and a search of the area was undertaken resulting in the discovery of damage to the second floor window of a property on Bulford Road consistent with a firearms discharge. An 82-year-old woman was inside the property at the time of the incident and although uninjured has been left very shaken.
The scene was cordoned off for examination and house-to-house enquiries are undertaken.
The 18-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.
There are no reports of anyone else being injured at this time.
The offenders are both described as being white, aged in their mid-to-late teens and both were wearing dark coloured clothing with their faces covered. One of the males is described as being between 5ft 9 ins and 5ft 10 ins tall and the other male is described as being 5ft 7ins tall.
Both offenders ran away from the scene following the incident.
Liverpool North Area Commander, Chief Superintendent Jon Ward, said: "The actions of the people responsible are reckless in the extreme and completely unacceptable. They have discharged a gun at a house in a residential area and with an elderly woman inside. It is fortunate that she was not injured or killed.
"She has been left extremely shaken up and our investigation will try to establish who is responsible.
"Law-abiding residents will understandably be incredibly worried but I can assure them that a large-scale police operation is in place to find and arrest those responsible.
"I would urge any members of the community that may have witnessed this incident or anyone who has information to help us locate the offenders to contact us.
"Even though we have seen a reduction of 37.9% in discharges* we are not complacent. We relentlessly pursue criminals who use firearms on our streets and I would call on anyone with information to come forward and share it with us so that we can take action.”
An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is ongoing.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Matrix team on 0151 777 5687 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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