Gunshots fired at car in Preston street

Gunshots were fired at a car in Preston today (Sunday, April 4).

Monday, 5th April 2021, 12:30 pm

Police were called to a report a vehicle had been damaged in Briery Close, Fulwood, at around 2.25pm.

Upon further investigation, officers said they believe a "firearm was discharged at the vehicle".

An investigation has now been launched and police are urging any eyewitnesses, or anyone with dashcam footage, to come forward.

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“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," Det Insp Ian Czapowski, of South CID, said.

"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.”

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Gun shots were fired at a car in Briery Close. (Credit: Google)

Anybody with information can contact police by calling 101, quoting log number 0827 of April 4.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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