Hunt for three men after ‘targeted’ murder bid near school

The victim is in a serious condition in hospital after the attack near Miltonbank Primary School, Glasgow.

A 27-year-old is in a serious condition in hospital after what police believe was a targeted attempted murder by three men in Glasgow.

The victim was walking on a path next to Skerray Street, near Miltonbank Primary School, in the Milton area at around 9.55pm on Monday when two cars pulled up beside him.

Three men got out of the vehicles and attacked the man with weapons before escaping, leaving him victim seriously injured.

Members of the public came to help the 27-year-old man who was then taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where medics describe his condition as serious but stable.

Police are treating the incident as attempted murder. Officers are searching for three men and have appealed to the public for any information that may help in their investigation.

All are described as white and had their faces covered. The first was wearing a khaki top, a bubble jacket with the hood up, dark bottoms and black trainers.

The second is described as wearing all black clothing with the hood up and the third suspect as wearing a black hooded top with a large white Nike logo across the chest and black bottoms.

The cars the men used are thought to be a dark coloured saloon and a dark coloured vehicle similar to a Volkswagen Golf.

Detective inspector Graham McCreadie, of Maryhill CID, said: “This is believed to have been a targeted attack on the victim, who has been left seriously injured, and it is vital we trace the despicable individuals responsible.

“Extensive enquiries are ongoing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident, or noticed anything at all suspicious, to come forward.

“In particular, we would urge any motorists with dash-cams who were in the area at the time to please check their footage in case they have captured anything of significance, such as the vehicles involved.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident 3656 of Monday, March 29, 2021. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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