Police hunt after man targeted in drive-by shooting

The 37-year-old man was uninjured in the incident, which happened in Greenock on Tuesday night.

Police: Detectives are appealing for information. Police Scotland
Police: Detectives are appealing for information.

Detectives have launched an investigation following a drive-by shooting in Inverclyde.

A 37-year-old man was targeted while walking along Brachelston Street in Greenock at around 6pm on Tuesday.

The firearm was discharged from a white-coloured SUV. The vehicle then sped off towards the Orangefield area.

The man was uninjured.

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Police believe the incident was not a random attack and that the victim was the intended target.

Officers are appealing for information and anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage to come forward.

Detective inspector David Wagstaff said: “This was a very reckless act and thankfully no one was injured as a result of it.

“Enquiries are ongoing and officers are carrying out forensic examinations as well as speaking to local people in the area.

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“At this time we believe that this was not a random incident and that the 37-year-old man was the intended target.

“Anyone who may have seen a white SUV in the area around 6pm tonight is asked to contact police immediately. 

“I’d also like anyone who was in the Brachelston Street area at this time to check their dashcam footage, or anyone who has private CCTV to check it to see if they have captured anything that could assist our enquiries.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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