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Police probe as firearm discharged in Carmyle, Glasgow

Bank Road, Carmyle
Image caption Police received reports of a firearm being discharged in the Bank Road area of Carmyle

A major police operation has been taking place in the Carmyle area of Glasgow after a firearm was discharged.

Officers were called to the Bank Road area at about 02:30 on Tuesday.

Police Scotland said that no-one had been injured in what appeared to be a "targeted, isolated incident".

Officers are searching the area for the person responsible and are following a positive line of inquiry. Extra patrols have been deployed in the area to reassure the public.

A statement from Police Scotland said: "At around 0230 hrs on Tuesday 21 May, 2013, police received a report of a firearm being discharged in the vicinity of Bank Road, Carmyle.

"No-one has been injured as a result of the incident and police are currently searching the area for the person responsible. They are following a positive line of inquiry."

Supt Martin Cloherty added: "This would appear to be a targeted, isolated incident and I want to reassure the local community in Carmyle that extensive inquiries are ongoing to trace the person responsible.

"There are additional police patrols in the area to provide public reassurance."

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