Armed police were called in after reports of a gang of youths armed with a gun in Thornton.
Concerned residents called police at around 9.30pm yesterday after they heard “bangs” and reports of a gun being fired.
A number of police patrols were sent to the Rydal Avenue area including Lancashire Police’s mobile armed response team.
Officers visited an address where information gathered led police to arrest two people nearby.
They also recovered a blank firing pistol.
No details have been revealed in relation to the two people arrested who were today being questioned about the incident.