Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Police investigate gun incident in Edinburgh

Fernieside Avenue Image copyright Google
Image caption No-one was injured in the incident, which took place in Fernieside Avenue at about 01:00

A police investigation has been launched after a number of shots were fired from a gun in an Edinburgh street.

No-one was injured in the incident, which took place in Fernieside Avenue in the city at about 00:50. The road remains closed to traffic.

Police Scotland said inquiries were at an early stage and appealed for witnesses.

Det Insp Alan O'Brien said it had been a "dangerous incident".

He said: "This was a very dangerous and reckless incident which could have had an entirely different outcome, and it is essential we find out who did this as soon as possible.

"I am appealing to anyone who has any knowledge about this incident whatsoever to contact Police Scotland."

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