It has been reported that up to 15 shots were fired between two cars in Bootle last night.
Residents on Worcester Road said two dark cars pulled alongside each other at around 9.30pm and fired multiple shots.
Merseyside Police have confirmed the firearm discharge and are now appealing for information from anyone who may have been in the area at the time.
A spokesperson for the force said: 鈥淎t around 9.30pm, calls were received of gunshots being heard in Worcester Road, Bootle.
鈥淥fficers attended and a number of casings were found in the street.
鈥淣obody has been reported as injured in the incident and an investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances.?/p>
A resident on Worcester Road who did not want to be named said he heard around 15 鈥渂angs鈥?at the time of the incident but thought it may have been kids setting off fireworks in the park.
Police have increased high-visibility patrols in the area after the incident to provide reassurance to residents.
They will be conducting house-to-house, CCTV and forensic enquiries in the area to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
A police cordon was put in place last night from Earl Road to Warwick Road.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Gun Crime Hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously and for free on 0800 555 111.