Driver Targeted In Attempted Gun Murder

21 May 2018, 12:27

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A driver has escaped unhurt after being "narrowly missed" in a targeted shooting in a busy residential area of Glasgow.

Detectives are treating the incident in Scotstoun on Sunday night as attempted murder.

It happened at 6.30pm as a 27-year-old man was parked in his car in Kingsway Court when another vehicle pulled up beside him.

Police say the occupants of the other car discharged a firearm at the victim, narrowly missing him.

The victim, who was uninjured in the incident, drove off along Kingsway Court and crashed his car a short distance away.

Detectives say the suspects then made off from the scene.

Detective Inspector John Morrison said: "These abhorrent individuals discharged a firearm in a busy residential area, showing complete and utter disregard for the safety of members of the public.

"We believe the attack was specifically targeted at the victim and additional patrols will be in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.

"This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident."

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101.