Video: Gun shots fired through window of Halifax house

Police are investigating reports of gun shots being fired through a window of a house in Parkinson Lane, Halifax, that saw the road cordoned off and a vehicle believed to be used in incident burnt out in Queensbury.

Officers were called to an address in Parkinson Lane shortly before 11pm yesterday (Tuesday) following a report that shots had been fired earlier, causing damage to a window.

A silver vehicle, reported to be a Vauxhall Astra, was seen driving away from the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Swift, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We are conducting extensive enquiries to establish the motive for this offence and identify those responsible. Thankfully no-one was hurt but any discharge of a firearm is a serious matter and we have put measures in place to safeguard the occupants of the property.

“I understand that the nature of this incident may cause some concern in the wider community and would stress that this appears to be an isolated offence We will have extra officers in the area to offer reassurance to local residents and would urge anyone with concerns to speak to them.”

He added that police are keen to hear from anyone who either witnessed the events in Parkinson Lane or who saw a silver Vauxhall Astra in the vicinity or in Queensbury, where a car was found burnt out shortly before 10.15pm in Deanstones Lane.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.