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Police in Edinburgh investigate firearm discharge in Corstorphine

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Image caption Police officers have been carrying out inquiries in Drum Brae Terrace

A police operation is under way in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh following reports that a firearm had been discharged.

Officers are conducting inquiries after claims of shots being fired at a property in Drum Brae Terrace.

The incident happened at 23:30 on Friday and there are no reports of any injuries.

A man in a light-coloured top and black jogging bottoms was seen in the area and police are appealing for witnesses.

A car was also spotted being driven off the road and onto a grassy area nearby.

Ch Insp Bob Paris: "We will be stepping up high-visibility patrols in the area to offer community reassurance as well as carrying out door to door inquiries to speak with anyone who has information that can assist."

DI Allan O'Brien added "We have a dedicated team in place to thoroughly investigate this dangerous and reckless act.

"Anyone who can assist in helping us trace the person responsible should contact police."

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