POLICE are appealing for information after two people were injured after a shotgun was reportedly fired in Wombwell in a mistaken ‘targeted attack’.

It’s reported that at around 9pm on Tuesday, a firearm was discharged towards a property on Rectory Close.

The occupants of the property - a man and a woman - had received cuts to their face and legs after French doors at the property had been hit by the discharge which is believed to have come from a shotgun.

Witnesses described a dark-coloured Renault Megane approaching the property.

One person got out, and was believed to be wearing a balaclava, light-coloured hoodie, jogging bottoms and trainers.

The driver remained in the vehicle.

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Wood said: “We believe this property was wrongly targeted, which makes this incident even more terrifying for those inside.

“Our detectives and other teams have been working at speed to determine who the offenders might be.

“We know there will be wider community concern, so we are increasing high visibility patrols in the area to provide reassurance.

“If you have any concerns, please speak to any officers you see out and about.

“That’s why we are appealing for more witnesses who can help with those enquiries.

“If you were in the area at the time and saw anything which may help, if you were driving nearby at the time and saw a vehicle matching the description leaving the area, or if you have CCTV footage which may have caught the incident taking place, we’d like to hear from you.”

Quote incident number 1037 of February 28 when calling 101 if you have any information.