Three youths arrested after shots fired in Norris Green

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Three teenagers have been arrested after shots were fired in Liverpool.

Police were called to Scargreen Avenue in Norris Green after reports that people riding two motorbikes were seen firing a gun near Utting Avenue East on Monday afternoon.

The bikes are thought to have been ridden off towards Croxteth Park.

No-one was hurt but police said a group of youths nearby ran off after the incident. Those arrested, aged 13, 17 and 19, have been released on bail.

Police helicopter

Police sealed off the junction of Scargreen Avenue and Utting Avenue East while forensic officers examined the scene after the shots were heard at 1550 BST.

Two of the youths were arrested nearby and the third was held after a police helicopter directed officers to a house in Cubert Road.

A motorbike was recovered in Parkview Road, close to Craven Wood on the edge of Croxteth Park.

Part of the park was also sealed off until the bike was taken away for forensic examination.

Detectives will be speaking to local residents and businesses and have said patrols will be stepped up in the area.

The bikes were mainly white with red markings on. Each had a rider and a passenger described as white males between 16 and 18 years old.

They were wearing dark-coloured tracksuits with their hoods up.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

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