Police investigate after gun shots fired in Halifax

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Police are investigating after shots were fired at a house in Halifax.

Officers were called to Parkinson Lane just before 11pm on Tuesday, February 23 following a report that a firearm had caused damage to a window.

A silver vehicle, reported to be a Vauxhall Astra, was seen driving away from the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Swift, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We are conducting extensive enquiries to establish the motive for this offence and identify those responsible.

“Thankfully no-one was hurt but any discharge of a firearm is a serious matter and we have put measures in place to safeguard the occupants of the property.

“I understand that the nature of this incident may cause some concern in the wider community and would stress that this appears to be an isolated offence.

“We will have extra officers in the area to offer reassurance to local residents and would urge anyone with concerns to speak to them.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who has either witnessed the events in Parkinson Lane or who saw a silver Vauxhall Astra in the vicinity of this offence or in Queensbury, where a car was found burnt out shortly before 10.15pm.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The assault took place at a flat in Quay Road. Picture credit: Google

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