Police are treating a shooting in which a man was left fighting for his life as attempted murder.
Emergency services were called to Westray Street in the Milton area of Glasgow shortly before 8pm on Thursday night.
A 44-year-old man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital having sustained life-threatening injuries after being shot in the “targeted attack”.
He is currently in a critical condition and the incident is now being treated as attempted murder.
Eyewitnesses confirmed they heard gunshots and told STV News that paramedics worked on the victim on the street after the attack was witnessed by children.
Detective Superintendent Raymond Brown, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigations Team and Senior Investigating Officer, said: “A man has sustained life threatening injuries as a result of this and we are appealing to members of the public to help trace those responsible.
“Enquiries are still at an early stage and we would ask anyone who may be able to assist with our investigation to come forward and speak to officers.
“The area of Westray Street is very residential and we are certain that there will be people who may have witnessed something that can help with our investigation. If you have any information, no matter how small, please get in contact with us as soon as possible.”
Chief inspector Alan MacIntyre, Area Commander for Glasgow North, said: “We believe this incident to be a targeted attack and I would like to reassure members of the community that there is no threat to the wider public.
“There will be an increased police presence in the area and I would urge anyone who may have noticed anyone acting suspicious or have any details of the incident to speak to an officer. “
Members of the public with information about the shooting are urged to contact police by calling 101 and quoting incident number 3276 of Thursday, August 26.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.