Police Return To Scene One Week After Man Shot Outside Home

16 March 2017, 16:47

Shawlands shooting one week on

Police investigating the shooting of a man outside his house in the southside of Glasgow have spoken to 200 people as part of their investigation.

The 34-year-old was getting into his car in Shawhill Road, Shawlands, at about 8.10am last Thursday when he noticed a man near his driveway.

When he went to investigate, the man shot him once in the leg. The victim managed to chase the gunman before he got into a car.

Detectives investigating the attempted murder returned to the area a week on from the attack to jog the memories of local people.

Officers spoke to more than 200 pedestrians and motorists as part of the operation.

Detective Inspector Colin Hailstones said: ''This morning's operation was very worthwhile and officers spoke to a wide range of members of the public, including people heading to work, tradesmen and parents dropping their children off at school.

''Our dedicated inquiry team are continuing to examine CCTV footage as well as working to establish a motive and identify whoever committed this brazen and dangerous act.

''Police Scotland will not tolerate this type of mindless violence in any form, and although we believe this was a targeted attack, we do have additional police patrols in the area to provide reassurance.''

The suspect is around 5ft 7in and was wearing dark clothing and a dark beanie hat.

The shooting is one in a string of recent incidents around Glasgow.

In the most recent attack, a 42-year-old man was shot in the arm as he reversed his car out of his driveway in Stepps on Sunday night.

In January, a man was shot in the back outside St George's Primary in the Penilee area after he dropped off his child, while Euan Johnston was shot and killed while sitting in a car in Shields Road last November.

Each incident has been described as a ''targeted attack''.

Mr Hailstones added: ''Information from members of the public is going to be absolutely vital in helping us bring the person responsible to justice and I would appeal to anyone who could potentially assist with our investigation to please come forward.''