Driver escapes injury after shots fired at car in attempted murder

27 November 2017, 16:17

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A driver has escaped injury after shots were fired at his vehicle in what police are treating as an attempted murder.

Police received report of a "firearm" being discharged at a car on Langmuirhead Road, Lenzie, around 8.45pm on Thursday last week.

The 33-year-old driver was uninjured in the incident and managed to drive off before crashing his Kia Picanto near a roundabout on Lumloch Road.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Fergus, of Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team, said: "Thankfully the victim was not injured during this incident but we could very well have been dealing with a far more serious outcome and this type of reckless behaviour will not be tolerated.

"Extensive enquiries are underway to find these cowardly individuals and it is absolutely imperative that anyone with information comes forward to help the police."

Detectives believe it may be connected to another incident which occurred nearby just six minutes later.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to a report of a silver Mazda 2 vehicle on fire just off Lenzie Road near a caravan supplier.

DCI Fergus added: "We believe that the silver Mazda found burnt out may have been travelling in convoy with another vehicle prior to the incident taking place.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area, particularly around Lumloch Road, between 6pm and 8.45pm and may have noticed any vehicles acting suspiciously, or anything at all out of the ordinary, to please get in touch.

"There will be additional police patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the local community and I would encourage anyone with information or concerns to approach the officers who will be happy to assist.

"Information from members of the public is the key to us finding the people responsible for this crime, and no matter how insignificant it may seem, if you saw anything at all please let us know as it could prove vital to our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.