Breaking: Shot fired at house in Leigh after reports of street disturbance

Police are investigating after a shot was fired at a house following reports of a disturbance in the street.

No injuries have been reported.

Police patrols have been stepped up around the area of Fell Street in Leigh, Wigan.

Emergency services were initially called to the scene at 5.50pm on Tuesday.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said officers were called to reports of a disturbance on the street.

No arrests have been made

Subsequent investigations found a firearm had been discharged and a shot fired at a house.

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It’s not known whether anyone was inside the property was hit.

No arrests have been made.

Photographs taken tonight showed forensic investigators at the scene.

A large cordon is in place.

CSI at the scene

In a statement to the Manchester Evening News, GMP said: “At around 5.50pm on Tuesday, police were called to reports of a disturbance on Fell Street in Leigh.

“Enquiries have established that a firearm was discharged and a shot was fired at a house.

“No injuries have been reported.

“A scene is in place and enquiries are ongoing.

“Residents will see an increased police presence as officers work to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

“No arrests have been made.”

The force has issued an appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Call police on 0161 856 7770, quoting incident number 2343 of 29/09/2020, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Manchester Evening News