Man, 42, shot dead after attacker bursts into home

The man died at the scene in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, while a woman was also in the house.

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Ardrossan: Shooting on Nithsdale Road.

A 42-year-old man has died after being shot by an attacker who burst into a home in North Ayrshire.

A woman, 46, was also in the house in Nithsdale Road, Ardrossan, on Sunday when a man entered and fired what is believed to have been a firearm.

Officers were called to the property at around 4.50pm and discovered the 42-year-old with serious injuries, who died at the scene shortly after.

Police have launched a manhunt to track down the suspect, searching the area and viewing local CCTV.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 42-year-old man and 46-year-old woman were within a house in Nithsdale Road, Ardrossan when a man entered the house and discharged what is believed to be a firearm before leaving the house.

“The 42-year-old man was then found with serious injuries and died at the scene a short time later.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and are currently searching the surrounding area for the suspect and viewing CCTV in the area.”