Officers are in attendance at Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby, after being called to a reported firearms incident yesterday evening (Wednesday 6 July).
Two people were taken to hospital for treatment on their injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening at this stage. Seven people have been arrested in connection with the incident and our investigations remain ongoing.
Officers were quickly deployed to the area and a cordon remains in place to ensure the safety of those nearby.
Senior Investigating Officer DCI Craig Nicholson said: “I’d like to offer reassurance to members of the public and local residents that we believe this to be an isolated and targeted incident with no wider risk to the public.
“Those living in these areas will see an increased number of officers in the area over the coming days carrying out further enquiries and speaking with residents.
“We understand an incident of this nature will cause distress to the local community, so if you are concerned, please come to speak to one of our officers who will be able to assist you.”
Officers are now appealing for anyone who may be able to assist us with our enquiries who has not yet spoken to us to contact us on 101 quoting log 407 of 6 July.