Officers are currently investigating reports that a man had been shot in Southwell Close, Kirkby, at around 9.50pm, yesterday, August 6.
A 30-year-old man has been taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be serious.
Superintendent Paul Winter said: “I know that this type of incident is worrying for people and I want to assure you that we have sent a significant number of officers to the area to conduct enquiries and provide reassurance to local residents.
“At this time, we are making extensive enquires to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
“We continue to keep your safety as our number one priority and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual in the Southwell Close area this evening. I would urge you to call 101, quoting incident 1050 of 6 August 2018, and help us locate those responsible.”