At 10.30pm on Thursday 20th February police received reports of a man discharging a firearm at an address in Smith Grove in Crewe.
The man discharged a firearm towards the address and fled from the scene on foot.
No-one was injured as a result of the incident.
Firearms officers attended and made an extensive search of the area.
A 35-year-old man was arrested nearby in connection with the incident – he remains in custody at this time.
Chief Inspector Paul Carroll said:
“An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and enquiries are continuing.
“We take any incidents of this nature extremely seriously and are doing all we can to trace those responsible. Officers have been out and about in the area today carrying out house-to-house enquiries and speaking to local people offering reassurance.
“Anyone with any concerns − or any information, which could assist with our enquiries − is urged to speak to a local officer.”
Anyone with any information is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 990 of 20th February or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.