House fire and gun shots investigated at Kirkby house

Police investigating a suspected arson attack on Merseyside believe shots may have been fired at the scene.

A fire broke out at a house on Mossdale Road in Kirkby at about 23:15 BST on Monday, damaging the ground floor.

One person received slight burns to his hands and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Merseyside Police believe shots were fired at the house but no other injuries were reported. The house will be forensically examined later.

A joint Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service investigation is under way to determine the cause of the fire.

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