A cordon has been put in place after shots were fired at a house in a 'targeted attack'. 

At around 6.50pm on Sunday, police received reports that a number of shots had been fired at a house, causing damage to the outside of the property.

Officers were called to Dallas Street in Preston, and a cordon was erected along the street, close to one of the city's major parks and main roads.

The attack is believed to have been targeted, although police say the 'wrong house' was shot at. 

It has been confirmed that no-one was injured in the shooting, and patrols were stepped-up in the area throughout the night, and will continue throughout Monday. 

A spokesperson for the police said: "We were called at around 6.50pm on Sunday, February 21 to reports of damage to an address on Dallas Street, Preston.

"Officers attended and while enquiries are in their very early stages, we believe the damage may have been caused by a firearm discharge.

"At this point we believe this was a targeted attack, with the wrong house having been damaged.

"Fortunately nobody was injured.

"There was a significant police presence in the area overnight which will continue, and anyone with concerns is welcome to speak to an officer."

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to contact us on 101, quoting log 1295 of February 21.

Alternatively independent charity crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.