A GUN has been fired at a home while a mother and her two-year-old son were inside.
Officers said the front door of the family’s Wellington Street home in Great Harwood was damaged when what is believed to have been a shotgun was fired at it.
Police believe the shooting was a targeted attack, but that the culprit may have gone to the wrong address.
The 22-year-old mum heard a loud bang outside her front door at around 1am on Thursday, April 21. She looked out of her window but didn’t notice anything suspicious.
When she has got up later that morning, she has noticed damage to a panel on her front door.
DS Ian Procter, of Blackburn CID, said: “We understand that this incident will cause some distress to local residents, however, we believe this was a targeted attack but possibly a case of the offender going to the wrong address.
“The discharge of a firearm in Lancashire is rare and this is the first incident of this kind we have seen for a while in Great Harwood.
“I would like to reassure residents that patrols have been stepped up in the area and a team of highly trained officers are dealing with this incident.
“Should anyone have any information that could assist the investigation then I would urge them to call the police.”
If you know or saw anything that could help, please call us on 101 quoting incident reference 433 of April 21st.
Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.