Gunman had getaway car after shooting Glasgow dad

9 March 2017, 19:34


Police investigating a shooting in a "highly residential'' Glasgow street have released further information about the incident.

The targeted attack, which is being treated as attempted murder, happened on Thursday morning in Shawhill Road, Shawlands at about 8.10am.

Police said a 34-year-old man was getting into his vehicle in the driveway of his home when he noticed a man standing at the bottom of the drive.

After going to investigate, the man shot him once in the leg with a firearm.

The victim chased the suspect down Shawhill Road, turning right into Hector Road and towards Pollokshaws Road before the suspect entered a dark-coloured vehicle that was waiting for him on St Ronan's Drive.

The vehicle travelled north before turning right into either Woodstock or Peveril Avenue.

The attacker is described as 5ft 7in and was wearing dark clothing and a dark beanie hat.

The 34-year-old male was treated at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in the city for gunshot injuries, but has since been released, police said.

Detective Inspector Colin Hailstones said: "We now understand that the incident occurred around 8.30am this morning in a highly-residential street in the Shawlands area.

"The 34-year-old man was shot at once and he received injuries to his leg and has been treated in hospital. He has since been released.

"I know that local residents will be concerned by this incident. We understand that this was a targeted and isolated attack. It is being treated as attempted murder.''

Extensive inquiries are ongoing in the area to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Chief Inspector Hilary Sloan said: "I completely understand that people will be concerned by this incident and we will have an increased uniformed presence in the area.

"I would ask local residents to approach those officers with any information or concerns that they have.

"You may have heard a disturbance, witnessed the chase or heard a car speeding off.''

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.