New witnesses to Edinburgh gym shooting

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Police are seeking information from anyone who was in the area at the time

Detectives investigating the shooting of a 27-year-old man in Edinburgh have identified new witnesses following a renewed appeal for information.

Lothian and Borders Police carried out a reconstruction of the incident, which happened in the Bannantyne's Health Club car park on 20 October.

Robert Kelbie was shot and injured outside the gym.

He was treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and later discharged himself from hospital.

On 21 October, police recovered a previously stolen Vauxhall Vectra in West Bryson Road. They are investigating the possibility that both incidents are linked.

It is believed the vehicle was abandoned there some time before 2230 BST on 20 October and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward to identify the driver.

Police also want to hear from anyone who may have seen a grey or silver Vauxhall Vectra in the Bannantyne's car park at about 1900 BST.

Det Ch Insp Richard Thomas said there had been a "positive response" to the appeal or information.

"We will now study the information these new witnesses have passed on and progress with the enquiry to identify those responsible for this attack," he said.

"Forensic examination of the recovered Vectra is ongoing to determine whether or not it is the same vehicle used during the shooting.

"Any local residents in West Bryson Road who remember seeing the vehicle in the hours surrounding the incident are now also being asked to get in touch."

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