Bishopbriggs shooting - police step up hunt for gunman

Fire officers examine the burned out car
Fire officers examine the burned out car

Police say they are following a number of lines of enquiry following a shooting in Dornoch Place, Bishopbriggs on Thursday (September 24), where a 33-year-old man was injured.

A man approached him and discharged a hand gun. He then made off on foot in the direction of Ronaldsay Drive.

The man is described as being in his mid 40s, around 5ft 10ins to 6ft in height, heavy build wearing a high-visibility reflective yellow colour jacket with the hood pulled up and in possession of a silver-coloured hand gun.

The man is receiving treatment for his injuries in hospital after presenting himself.

A major incident room has been established at Kirkintilloch Police Office and detectives are following a number of lines of enquiry.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Detective Inspector Greig Wilkie said: “I would appeal to anyone in the area of Dornoch Place at this time and could have seen anything suspicious to come forward and help with our inquiry.

“A grey Volkswagen Golf was also recovered burnt out in the area of Wood Lane which is a short distance away and this vehicle is suspected to be involved. I would appeal for anyone who has seen a vehicle of that description near to the incident or where it was recovered to contact the police urgently.”

Chief Inspector Craig Smith said: “Understandably, the local community is very concerned about such a violent incident occuring mid-afternoon in a busy residential area of Bishopbriggs, close to a local school.

“I have officers carrying out high-visibility patrols, engaging with the public to reassure them that we are doing everything we can to establish who is responsible for this incident.

“Detectives are carrying out door to door enquiries and are currently gathering CCTV footage for review but at the moment, and are following a number of lines of enquiry.

“I would appeal for anyone in the area to contact Kirkintilloch Police office on 0141 532 4460 or on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.”

It’s been reported elsewhere in the media that children attending nearby St Helen’s Primary School are to be offered counselling following the incident.