Car loads of masked men descended upon a house on Tuesday evening and proceeded to use a white van to repeatedly ram the front of the building.
Some eyewitnesses have reported hearing gunshots during the incident which occurred in the Glendale Road area of Londonderry.
Speaking at the scene of the incident S.D.L.P. Councillor, Brian Tierney said: “Shocking scene in Glendale tonight.
“A large residential area with lots of young families.
”Lots of residents angry that people would do this to one of their neighbours,” said Colr. Tierney.
The P.S.N.I. are currently at the scene and a cordon has been erected.
Some people caught the shocking incident on mobile devices before sharing their videos on social media.
A PSNI Inspector said: “It was reported that a van was driven several times into a house earlier this evening, around 7.30pm.
The vehicle was reversed and subsequently set on fire.
While substantial damage was caused to the property, thankfully no one was home at the time and there are no reports of any injuries.
This was a reckless act and we are appealing for anyone with information to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1883 of the third of the ninth.”