Hunt for gunman after doorstep shooting
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