Police are on the hunt for a Subaru driver following a report of a firearm being discharged near a Midlothian beauty spot.
The gunfire was reported in an area well used by walkers between the B6372 and the A703, near to Gladhouse Reservoir, at around 2.30pm on Monday.
Following the shooting, a silver Subaru Forester was seen driving off towards Gorebridge.
Police said they want to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and have appealed for dashcam footage from motorists who were in the area at the time.
Detective inspector Debbie Duncan said: “This is a popular area used by walkers, runners and dog walkers so I would ask anyone who was in this area [on Monday] to think back and consider whether they saw this silver car or noticed anything unusual or suspicious.
“In particular, I would like to appeal to motorists with dashcams to check their footage. It’s possible your camera may have picked up images of this car either in the area or on its way to Gorebridge.
“Please do pass on any information, no matter how insignificant, as it could assist us as we piece together what has happened and why.”
If you have any information, call 101.
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