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Gunshots fired in ‘targeted attack’ sparking police probe

Police say a firearm was used on Salmona Street in Hamiltonhill around 11.30pm on Thursday.

Firearm incident: Hamiltonhill
Firearm incident: Hamiltonhill

Gunshots have been fired in a “targeted” attack in the north of Glasgow.

Police say a firearm was used on Salmona Street in Hamiltonhill around 11.30pm on Thursday.

The shots were taken by individuals who got out of a dark coloured car, before returning to the waiting vehicle.

The car then left the area and drove in the direction of Auckland Street.

Detective inspector John Morrison described the incident as “an incredibly reckless act”.

He said: “The information we have gathered so far leads me to believe that this was targeted and not a random attack.

“While there was no one injured, it should go without saying that discharging a firearm like this in a built up area is an incredibly reckless act.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and who witnessed the car on Salmona Street or the surrounding area on Thursday night to come forward.

“I would also ask anyone who has private CCTV to check the footage for anything of significance which may assist our enquiries.

“If you were driving in the area and your car is equipped with a dashcam I would also ask you to check the footage too.

“Patrols will be carried out by uniformed officers in the area to provide reassurance while we continue with our investigation.”

If you have any information contact police on 101.


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