THIS is the terrifying moment gunmen fired through a bedroom window as a two-year-old girl slept inside.

A hooded man, accompanied by a sidekick, shot at the double-glazing of Simon Daly’s window in Martha Gunn Road, Brighton, in the early hours of Sunday.

CCTV footage obtained by The Argus reveals the drama that has shocked a family to the core.

Mr Daly, 50, does not know who did it or why, but said his wife and children are struggling to sleep at night knowing the thugs are still at large.

He told The Argus: “My little niece was here asleep – anything could have happened.

“We didn’t wake up when it happened, but my son noticed it the next day.

“I was really worried when I saw it, so I checked the CCTV.

“I have no idea why someone would have done this to us – my wife is petrified and we don’t really want to live here anymore.

“We’ve been here for five years and nothing like this has ever happened before.”

Father-of-three Mr Daly, who is a plumber, said someone called his 16-year-old son, Reece, at 2am saying “we’re coming to your address” and then hanging up. The window was shot 20 minutes later.

“Reece doesn’t go out,” Mr Daly said.

“He is scared of people like this.”

The men in the CCTV are both wearing hoodies and appear to be in tracksuit bottoms.

When they come into sight, one of the louts points at Mr Daly’s house and the gunman shoots. The two then run away.

It is not known if the shot fired was a bullet or pellet, though Mr Daly is convinced it was the former.

Despite Mr Daly reporting the crime on Sunday, no police officers have been to see him.

He said: “I want these people caught.

“I just want the police to do their jobs.

“This is really serious to me.

“It is a gun.

“They could go and injure or seriously hurt somebody else with it.”

The force confirmed it is looking for the two men in the video.

Inspector Jason Cummings, of Sussex Police, said: “We know this must be concerning for the family and will be arranging a time to go and speak to them further.

“The investigation is continuing and we will be looking at the CCTV and other lines of enquiry.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call the force on 101 or at quoting serial 757 of 03/06.

You can also report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Their website is