Man seriously injured after ‘targeted shooting’ in housing estate

Police are hunting for whoever is responsible for the attack that caused the neighbourhood to be locked down.

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A housing estate in Glasgow has been locked down after a “targeted shooting” left a man seriously injured.

Emergency services were called to Barony Drive, in the Baillieston area of the city, shortly after midnight on Saturday.

A 31-year-old man was found with severe gunshot wounds.

He was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, before being transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he remains for treatment.

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Barony Drive, Glasgow

A car splattered with what appears to be blood was seen outside a property on Barony Drive which remained under an extended police cordon until Sunday.

Police Scotland said the roads in the area would be reopened and there will be increased patrols despite the belief that the man was the intended victim of the attack.

Officers are appealing for information as they continue carrying out enquiries into the incident.

Detective Inspector Andy Wright, said: “Following enquiries we are now able to confirm that this man was shot in the Barony Drive area shortly before he was found.

“This was a targeted attack and the 31-year-old man would appear to be the intended victim, however we realise that such incidents do cause alarm.

“The roads in the area will be opened today, however we will have increased patrols thereafter and I would like to reassure the local community that everything is being done to trace whoever is responsible.

“We would ask anyone with any information to get in touch with us, if you were in the area at the time and have not already spoken to police, we would urge you to come forward. You may have information that can help us.”

Anyone with any information can contact police via 101, quoting incident number 0014 of Saturday, January 15, 2022. Alternatively you can contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.