Two men released on bail after gunshots fired at car in residential Preston street

Two men arrested after gunshots were fired at car in Preston have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 2:59 pm

Police were called to a report a vehicle had been damaged in Briery Close, Fulwood, at around 2.25pm on Sunday, April 4.

Upon further investigation, officers said they believe a "firearm was discharged at the vehicle". No injuries were reported.

Two men, aged 22 and 28, both from Preston, who were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm. They have since released on bail pending further enquiries.

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Officers believe the offenders made off from the scene in the direction of Holme Slack - possibly in possession of a push bike and an e-scooter.

They were wearing all-black clothing and balaclavas, according to police.

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Det Chief Insp Mike Gladwin, of Lancashire Police, said: "Our investigation is ongoing and we are working hard to establish who was behind this despicable attack.

Police were called to a report a vehicle had been damaged in Briery Close on Sunday, April 4. (Credit: Google)

"We are now asking anybody who can help with our enquiries to come forward. Perhaps you think you know who is responsible, maybe you witnessed the incident or saw something suspicious in the area, or maybe you have dashcam or CCTV that was recording around the same time. Whatever you know, please get in touch with us straight away.

"We would like to stress that we believe this was a targeted attack and that there is no wider threat to the public. However, we appreciate that this will have been extremely concerning for the community and we have stepped up patrols in the area."

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 crimestoppers-uk.org.

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