Police comb scene after gun fired in residential street

A window was broken during the incident on Friday night.

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Forensics officers are scouring an Edinburgh street after gunfire was heard on Friday night.

A window of a home on Burdiehouse Drive was broken during the incident shortly before 8.40pm.

Police said they did not know if anyone was inside the property at the time of the gunshot but that no injuries had been reported.

Officers remain on the scene as the investigation continues and members of the public are encouraged to approach them if they require reassurance.

Detective sergeant Alan Sharp, of Corstorphine CID, said: “Around 8.40 pm on Friday, August 20, 2021, officers were called following a report of a firearm discharged outside an address in Burdiehouse Drive, Edinburgh.

“A window of the house was damaged. It is not known at this time if the house was occupied, however, we have had no reports of anyone being injured.

“Officers, including forensic officers, remain at the scene.  Enquiries are continuing.
“Police will be in the area to provide public reassurance and they can be approached about any concerns or information.

“Alternatively, please call police via 101 quoting reference number 3555 of Friday, 20 August 20, 2021 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”