Bishopbriggs - youngsters witnessed gun attack?

Police believe this burned out car may have been involved in shooting incident
Police believe this burned out car may have been involved in shooting incident

Police Scotland is working closely with East Dunbartonshire Council’s Social Work and Education Department to provide support to anyone affected by the shooting incident in Dornoch Place, Bishopbriggs on Thursday.

It’s beieved some youngsters may have witnessed the terrifying ordeal.

At around 3.10pm on Thursday (September 24) a 33-year-old man was approached by another man who discharged a hand gun before making off on foot in the direction of Ronaldsay Drive.

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

The 33-year-old man was taken to hospital after being injured and detectives are treating the attack as attempted murder.

Polie are following a number of lines of enquiry.

Detective Superintendent Stevie Grant said: “One of our lines of enquiry remains focused on a burnt-out grey Volkswagen Golf with the registration plate FR12 PYB, which was recovered in the area of Wood Lane, only a short distance from where the incident occurred.

“This vehicle was reported stolen back in March this year and I would appeal to anyone who has seen it either throughout the past few months or around the time of the incident to get in touch as we suspect it may have been involved.

“A major incident room has been set up at Kirkintilloch Police Office and I would appeal to anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may be, to contact us via the 101 number.

“Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where all calls will be kept anonymous.”

Chief Inspector Craig Smith said: “Understandably people in the local community are shocked and alarmed at what happened and I believe a number of young children may have witnessed the incident.

“Police Scotland is working closely with our colleagues at East Dunbartonshire Council, and in particular the Social Work and Education Department, to ensure all those affected are provided with the best support possible.

“There are high-visibility patrols in and around the Bishopbriggs area to provide public reassurance and I would urge people to approach my officers with any concerns.”