Hunt for gun­man af­ter doorstep shoot­ing

Sunday Herald - - NEWS -

A42-year-old man avoided in­jury in a tar­geted at­tack when a gun was fired at him as he an­swered the door to his home in Pais­ley.

De­tails of the in­ci­dent, which hap­pened on Glas­gow Road around 9.30pm on Fri­day, emerged last night when po­lice an­nounced an at­tempted mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

There is no de­scrip­tion of the at­tacker but a burned-out car found at nearby Arkle­ston Road Ceme­tery may be linked to the shoot­ing. Of­fi­cers said a sil­ver or white Ford Fo­cus was dis­cov­ered on fire at around 9.40pm.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor David Wagstaff said: “In­quiries are un­der way to es­tab­lish the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing this reck­less in­ci­dent, which we be­lieve to be tar­geted. Of­fi­cers are cur­rently ex­am­in­ing CCTV and speak­ing to lo­cal res­i­dents. I would ap­peal to mem­bers of the pub­lic to come for­ward with any in­for­ma­tion that could as­sist our in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

He added: “We would also ap­peal to any mo­torists with dash­cams who were driv­ing in ei­ther area last night to come for­ward, as you may have un­know­ingly cap­tured footage which could be sig­nif­i­cant.

“Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact Pais­ley CID on 101 and quote in­ci­dent num­ber 4362 of Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, 2017, or call Crimestop­pers on 0800 555111.”

Po­lice treat­ing shoot­ing in Pais­ley as at­tempted mur­der

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