Glasgow & West Scotland

Van shooting in south Glasgow was 'attempted murder'

Police are treating a shooting incident in the south side of Glasgow on Tuesday night as attempted murder.

A parked Ford Transit van was shot at in Neilston Avenue, Priesthill, at 18:45. The 37-year-old male driver, who was alone in the van, was uninjured but left badly shaken.

Police said the motive was not known.

Officers want to trace the occupants of a Volkswagen Passat which was later found on fire near the entrance to Rouken Glen Golf Club.

Det Insp Greig Wilkie, of Police Scotland, said: "Extensive inquiries are ongoing into this incident and a motive is still to be established.

"We are keen to trace the occupants of a dark-coloured car that was seen in Neilston Avenue at the time of the shooting.

Forensic examination

"The car, believed to be a Volkswagen Passat, was found on fire around 1940 hours in Rouken Glen Golf Club, near to the entrance. The car is currently undergoing a full forensic examination."

Det Insp Wilkie said officers were gathering CCTV footage in an effort to trace those responsible. There is no description of the attackers.

He added: "I would urge anyone who was in the area of Neilston Avenue around the time of the incident on Tuesday night who witnessed anything suspicious to come forward to the investigation team, as they may have information that is vital to us.

"I would also ask anyone who saw the Volkswagen Passat to contact us too."

Det Insp Wilkie said additional officers would be deployed on patrols in the area "to provide reassurance to the public" and he urged anyone with concerns to speak to them.

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