Man shot at Glasgow traffic lights

17 April 2018, 16:31

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A 29-year-old man is in a "critical condition" in hospital after being shot while sitting in a car in Glasgow, police said.

The victim was targeted while in the passenger seat of a silver BMW at traffic lights on Bilsland Drive in Ruchill in the north of the city.

A black car pulled up and a passenger got out before shooting the victim in what officers believe was a "targeted attack".

The suspect, who was wearing a black balaclava, got back into the car and it sped off in the direction of Maryhill Road.

Police and ambulance attended and the man was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where he is being treated for his injuries.

Detectives say the incident - which happened at about 10.30pm on Monday - is being treated as attempted murder.

A short time later a black Ford Focus S-Max was found burnt-out at Craigieburn Gardens in Maryhill.

Detective Superintendent Kenny Graham, of Greater Glasgow division, said: "Whoever is responsible for this shooting clearly has no regard for the safety of those living in this busy residential area and they must be caught.

"We are continuing our inquiries to establish a motive for this crime and although we believe that this was a targeted attack and that the 29-year-old man was the intended victim, we are pursuing all lines of enquiry.

"Extensive forensic examinations are ongoing in both Bilsland Drive and Craigieburn Gardens where the burnt-out vehicle was found."

Chief Inspector Vicky Little said: "We are aware that the local community will be extremely concerned about this incident.

"High-visibility patrols are being carried out in the area and an incident caravan is being set up in the vicinity.

"Members of the public are encouraged to speak to the police about any concerns they may have."

Anyone with any information or who saw any suspicious activity in the area before the shooting, or witnessed the incident, is asked to call 101.