Murder inquiry launched after man dies in ‘targeted attack’

A second man is in hospital with serious injuries following the incident in Clydebank on Monday.

Murder inquiry launched after man dies in ‘targeted attack’ Police Scotland

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man found seriously injured in a house in Clydebank died in hospital. 

Billy McGuire, 25, was found seriously injured alongside another man at a house on Perth Crescent on Monday in what police describe as a “targeted attack”.

Emergency services attended and both men were taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

The 25-year-old was pronounced dead a short time later.

Hospital staff describe the condition of the 34-year-old man as critical but stable.

Following a post mortem examination, the death of Mr McGuire is being treated as murder and the attack on the 34-year-old man as attempted murder.

Relatives have been informed.

A full report will be forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan McAlpine of the Major Investigation Teams said: “We are continuing to carry out enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident.  From initial enquiries we believe that this is a targeted attack on these two men.  

“There were a number of people within the house when two men entered the property and became involved in an altercation with Mr McGuire and the 34-year-old man.  The two men responsible then made off from the house.

“It is absolutely vital that we trace them as soon as soon as possible and we would urge anyone with information that may assist our investigation to do the right thing and come forward.  

“I realise that this incident will be of concern to the local community, so I would like to reassure them that additional officers will be in the area and anyone with concerns should approach officers.

“If you have any information that will assist, then please contact Clydebank Police Station through 101 quoting reference 0004 of December 21. 

“Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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