RESIDENTS were at home during an apparent shooting directed down a driveway at Newnham late on Tuesday.
Police were called to two units in Laver Grove shortly before 11.45pm after a report that a firearm had been discharged from a passing car.
Officers were unable to find either a shell or any damage to properties.
Detective acting Inspector Jonathan Higgins, of the northern criminal investigation branch, said yesterday that police were searching for a dark-coloured hatchback or similar vehicle in relation to the incident.
He said no description was available of the driver or possible passengers.
Police urge anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or Launceston Police Headquarters on 63363701.