A car and the wall of a house were left riddled with bullet holes following a 鈥渄rive-by shooting鈥?in Norris Green.
The damage could be clearly seen this morning as investigations continued into yesterday evening鈥檚 attack.
Armed police descended on Scarisbrick Road and a police helicopter circled overhead after reports of the shooting just before 6pm.
Forensic teams searched the area and bullet casings were discovered.
Today local residents described their terror over the shooting.
A young mum living opposite the damaged car told the ECHO she heard 鈥減ops鈥?before looking out to see police outside her home.
She told the ECHO: 鈥淚t is scary because I have kids and they were playing out earlier in the day.
鈥淟uckily they were inside when it happened and the main thing is nobody was hurt.?/p>
The area, close to Broadoak Road and Mildmay Road, was sealed off last night , however the cordon was lifted before residents awoke this morning.
A man, who identified himself to the ECHO as the owner of the car, said he heard massive bangs before running out in to the street.
He said he was shocked to see how many police were there.
After seeing the damage to his car and the home next door he said: 鈥淭hat鈥檚 just life.?/p>
A Merseyside police spokesman said: 鈥淎t around 5.55pm, a call was received reporting shots being fired in Scarisbrick Road.
鈥淎rmed police attended and casings were found in the road.
鈥淒amage was caused to a car and wall, although nobody is believed to have been injured. Enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
鈥淭he scene has been secured while forensic and door-to-door enquiries are carried out, and high-visibility patrols will be in the area to provide reassurance to local residents.?/p>
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information can contact the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers, anonymously and for free, on 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form here.
It is the second time shots have been fired on the streets in a week. On Saturday evening shots were traded between two cars on Worcester Road, Bootle.