|FIREARMS INCIDENT – TORBRECK STREET, GLASGOW|
Detectives are appealing for information following a firearms incident which occurred in the Craigton area of Glasgow on Monday 21 May 2018.
Around 12.55pm police were called to a report of a damaged car on Torbreck Street, near to Bunessan Street.
Following several reports of gunshots and a forensic examination of the scene, it is believed that a firearm was discharged at the Toyota Avensis vehicle several times.
From enquiries carried out so far, a black Mercedes was seen driving at speed from Jura Street onto Paisley Road West around the time of the incident.
Detective Inspector Sarah McArthur from Govan CID said: “Enquiries are at a very early stage to establish the full circumstances of this reckless crime and it is absolutely vital that anyone with information comes forward to help us piece together what has happened here.
“We have had no reports of anyone being injured however we must confirm whether there was anyone in or near to the vehicle at the time. This is a busy residential area and I would appeal to anyone who was near to Torbreck Street yesterday afternoon, who may have noticed someone in or near to the vehicle targeted, to please get in touch.
“I would also ask anyone who may have noticed a black Mercedes, any other vehicles or anything at all untoward to pass this information on to police.
“Criminals who discharge firearms in busy residential areas not only risking the life of their target, but people in the surrounding area as well. This type of violent disregard for public safety will not be tolerated and support from the local community is going to be crucial to our investigation and finding the abhorrent individuals involved.