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Man with serious leg injuries after Leith shooting

Flats in Cables Wynd Image copyright Google
Image caption Police had been called to flats in Cables Wynd, Leith

A man is being treated for serious leg injuries after a gun was fired in the Leith area of Edinburgh on Friday night.

Police found him after responding to a report of a disturbance in Cables Wynd just after 23:00.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

Detectives said they were satisfied it was an isolated attack and that there was no ongoing threat to the public.

They said they were pursuing various lines of inquiry and appealed for information.

Det Insp Alan O'Brien said: "An extensive investigation is now under way into this incident. Although this is at an early stage I'm satisfied this was an isolated attack and there is no ongoing threat to the wider public.

"An area of Cables Wynd is presently cordoned off as our investigation progresses and I thank the local community for their patience and co-operation.

"I can also reassure local residents that we will use every resource at our disposal to trace and arrest anyone involved in this crime as quickly as possible."

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