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.”