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Police appeal for witnesses after firearms incident in Keresley End, Coventry

Warwickshire Police has launched an investigation after a firearm was discharged towards a property in Keresley End, Coventry.

At 5.25pm yesterday (Saturday, 17 March) police were called to Howat Road to a report that a firearm had been discharged at approximately 4.10pm, damaging a window of a property.

Detective Inspector Tim Sharp said: "I can confirm we are investigating a shotgun discharge in Howat Road, Keresley End, Coventry. We have had no reports of injuries and no reports of damage to surrounding properties.

"Thankfully no-one was hurt, but this incident could have ended with devastating consequences. If someone has been brazen enough to fire a shotgun in the afternoon on a residential street, we need to find them urgently.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who saw a blue Audi S1 in the area at the time to come forward. We know neighbours and the wider community will understandably be extremely concerned and there will be additional police patrols in the area, please speak to these officers if you have any concerns.

"Anyone with any information which could help the investigation is urged to come forward, we need to find this individual and the firearm, so please do the right thing and come forward either to police directly on 101 quoting incident 344 of 17 March, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Issued: Sunday, 18 March 2018 09:45 HB Corporate Communications

Published 18/03/18