A SHOTGUN was fired at a BMW car in what police are calling a targeted attack.

Police in Accrington are appealing for information after the car was fired at with the weapon just after 11pm on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We were called at shortly after 11pm to reports of gun shots on Avenue Parade in the town.

"Patrols attended and found a white BMW with damage consistent with a shotgun discharge."

Luckily no-one was injured in the shooting but an investigation is now underway and police are appealing for information.

Inspector Steve Rides, of Accrington Police, said: “While we believe this was a targeted incident we are treating it extremely seriously as it is only a matter of good fortune that no-one was seriously hurt.

"I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious or who has any information to get in touch."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1970 of August 11 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.