Walton house shot at by motorbike gunman

A man fired two gunshots at a house in Liverpool before speeding off on a scrambler motorbike.

Merseyside Police were called to reports of the shooting outside a semi-detached home on Hurlingham Road, Walton, on Monday night.

Witnesses saw two men pull up on a bike at about 2330 BST. One of them produced a handgun and fired it twice.

The bike then sped off in the direction of Abingdon Road, towards the Asda superstore. No-one was injured.

The two people on the bike are described as white men wearing dark clothes with their faces covered.

Detectives are treating the incident, which damaged the house, as a targeted attack but said they were keeping an open mind about the motive.

High visibility patrols have been increased in the area and officers have carried out house-to-house inquiries and are examining CCTV.

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