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Reports of shots fired at Edinburgh house

West Pilton March Pic: Steven Cassidy

Police are investigating reports of shots being fired at a house in north Edinburgh.

Officers were alerted to the incident on West Pilton March just after 00:15. No-one was injured.

Two men were seen parking a dark-coloured small hatchback car in Granton Mains Avenue.

Both men went to a house on West Pilton March and shortly afterwards shots were fired at a front door. They were seen running back to the car.

The car was then seen driving away at speed along Granton Mains Avenue towards West Granton Road.

The men are short and only slightly taller than the car they were travelling in.

Det Ch Insp Stuart Houston, of Police Scotland, said: "I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen either the vehicle or the males prior to and following the incident in the Granton Mains area.

"Officers are now conducting enquiries in the community and I would appeal to anyone to come forward and speak with the officers regarding this incident and any other previous suspicious activity in the area.

"There will be additional uniformed patrols in the area in the coming days and we will continue to work closely with the public in order to bring the perpetrators to justice."

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