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Police officers return to Shawlands shooting scene one week on

Detectives in Shawhill Road Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Police Scotland said detectives had spoken to more than 200 people during the operation

Detectives investigating a shooting in south Glasgow have returned to the scene a week after the incident to speak to pedestrians and drivers.

A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg in Shawhill Road, Shawlands, at about 08:10 on Thursday 9 March.

The victim, who had just strapped his four-year-old son into a car seat, then chased the gunman down the road.

Police are treating the attack as attempted murder. They said it was "not a random attack".

The injured man received hospital treatment but was later released.

The gunman is described as 5ft 7in tall and was wearing dark clothing and a dark beanie hat.

He was chased into Hector Road, Pollokshaws Road and St Ronan's Drive, where he got into the passenger seat of a dark-coloured car which then sped off.

Image caption The shooting happened on Shawhill Road on Thursday 9 March

Police Scotland said officers had spoken to more than 200 pedestrians and drivers in Shawhill Road and the surrounding area between 07:45 and 08:30 on Thursday.

Det Insp Colin Hailstones said: "This morning's operation was very worthwhile and officers spoke to a wide range of members of the public, including people heading to work, tradesmen and parents dropping their children off at school.

"Our dedicated inquiry team are continuing to examine CCTV footage as well as working to establish a motive and identify whoever committed this brazen and dangerous act.

"Police Scotland will not tolerate this type of mindless violence in any form, and although we believe this was a targeted attack, we do have additional police patrols in the area to provide reassurance."

He appealed to anyone who had information on the shooting to come forward.

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