Gunshots fired through house window in ‘targeted attack’

Police are reviewing CCTV and appealing for information after drive-by shooting in Stepps.

Gunshots: Attacker smashed window of property. STV
Gunshots: Attacker smashed window of property.

Two gunshots were fired at the window of a house in North Lanarkshire in a “targeted attack”.

The drive-by shooting happened at around 6.50pm on Monday in Flynn Gardens, Stepps.

A car drove into the street and the attacker fired two shots at the house, smashing a window.

No-one was injured but police said “extensive inquiries” into the incident were under way.

Officers have been reviewing CCTV footage in the area and conducting door-to-door enquiries

They are appealing for anyone with any information about who was responsible to come forward.

Police attend shooting in Stepps North Lanarkshire
Police: High visibility patrols will be in place.

Detective inspector Kenny Dalrymple, leading the investigation, said: “The information we have at this time leads me to believe that this was a targeted, not a random, attack and I am satisfied that there is no wider risk to the public.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and who witnessed the car entering, or leaving, Flynn Gardens shortly before 7pm to get in touch.

“I would urge 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.”

To reassure the public, additional high-visibility patrols will be deployed in the local area.

Local area commander, chief inspector Gillian Norrie said: “The extra patrols by my uniformed officers will continue until further notice.

“If you have any concerns you can contact me or speak with any of the officers who will be patrolling the area.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3296 of December 30, or get in touch with Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.