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Greenock shooting incident treated as attempted murder

Detectives at scene of shooting Image copyright PAUL TIPPING

Police have said they are treating a shooting incident in Greenock as an attempted murder.

Officers were called to reports that a firearm had been discharged at a Vauxhall Insignia car in the town's Poplar Street at about 12:45 on Sunday.

There were no reports of anyone being injured.

The car, carrying two people, left the scene before police arrived, as did the suspect, who was on foot.

He was described as white, 5ft 4in tall and of slim build. He was wearing dark-coloured clothing and had a scarf over his face.

Det Ch Insp Catriona Henderson said: "The car and the suspect left the scene before police arrival, however there are no reports of any injuries at this time.

"We are aware that there were a number of vehicles in the area of Poplar Street around the time of the attack and I would ask any witnesses to this incident to come forward to police.

"Officers are continuing to study CCTV images and carry out inquiries in the local area to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this incident and trace the person responsible."

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