Shots fired into Moorebank house, car set on fire

Liverpool police say a shooting and car fire in Moorebank overnight were part of a targeted attack.

The occupants of a home on Bratsell Street heard a number of bangs before seeing their Mazda SUV, which was parked on the driveway outside, partially on fire about 1am, Friday, March 21.

Liverpool Police Inspector Dean Johnstone said the couple, a man aged 38 and his wife, aged in her 30s were in bed asleep at the time of the shooting.

"Fire and Rescue NSW crews attended the scene first and and extinguished the car fire," Inspector Johnstone said.

"While they were there the firefighters noticed a number of cartridges on the lawn."

"The fire was caused by a molotov cocktail being thrown through the windshield of the car.

He said the car sustained minor damage.

Police were called and officers located several bullet holes that had been fired into the front of the house.

"Three of the holes were in the brickwork and the fourth one was in the window of the front room."

Inspector Johnstone said police believe the attack was targeted but that the couple were not known to police.

"They are obviously very shaken up, it's a very traumatic experience for them, but they have been cooperating with police and helping us with our enquiries."

He said its too early at this stage to determine whether or not the attack was a drive-by shooting.

Inspector Johnstone said police are continuing their enquiries.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/. 

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