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Police investigate after shot fired into the air

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Police are investigating after a shot was fired into the air at Mayfield in the state's north last night.

It's alleged it occurred during a neighbourhood dispute in Lawson Street at about 7pm.

When police arrived, they located two damaged houses and numerous people in the street.

Investigations indicate that after the damage was caused to a house, a single shot was discharged from a shotgun into the air.

Police conducted searches of people and residences at the time, but the firearm was not located.

Authorities say all parties involved are known to each other.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Launceston Police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers Tasmania anonymously on 1800 333 000.