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Injured man had been shot in legs

Police at scene

A man has been taken to hospital after being found with gunshot wounds to his legs, police have confirmed.

The 45-year-old man was found on a grass verge near to the junction of Stewartfield Way and Stewartfield Crescent in East Kilbride at 12:10.

He was taken to the town's Hairmyres Hospital, where his condition was described as stable.

The area where he was found remained cordoned off on Saturday with forensic teams still at the scene.

Image caption Forensic officers have been gathering evidence on the hillside where the victim was found

Det Insp David Scott said: "Firstly I would like to reassure people that our enquiries carried out so far lead us to believe this was a targeted attack.

"A lot of police activity has been ongoing in the area today, with specialist officers conducting a detailed examination of the scene.

"Detectives are also in the process of gathering CCTV images from in and around the area and house-to-house enquiries are ongoing in an effort to gather further information.

"I am appealing to anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency."

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