Shooting in Wishaw

14 June 2018, 15:26

Police Scotland

Police have appealed for information after a shot was fired at a house in Wishaw in a targeted attack.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday at McGregor Street in the Craigneuk area of the North Lanarkshire town.

No one was injured however the windows of the house were damaged.

Two people were seen running away from the scene and crossing the footbridge at Shieldmuir Railway Station, towards Range Road.

Police Scotland said officers have been checking CCTV footage for any additional information.

Detective Inspector Kenny Dalrymple said: "I believe this was a targeted attack, carried out in the hours of darkness, which was intended to intimidate the occupant of the house.

"Firing a gun into a house is a completely reckless act.

"Fortunately, on this occasion, no-one was injured but this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

"I am interested in hearing from people who were out and about in the Craigneuk, Muirhouse and Shields Road areas of Wishaw between the hours of 2am and 3am on Sunday morning and may have seen something suspicious.

"I would urge anyone with information or knowledge regarding this incident to get in touch."