POLICE have appealed for information following the shooting of a man on Wednesday evening in Cambuslang.
Officers are treating the attack as a targeted attempted murder.
The victim was named locally as Cambuslang Rangers football manager Paul McColl.
He remains in a stable condition in hospital.
Around 8.50pm on Wednesday, police received a report of a man found with what were believed to be gunshot wounds in the South Lanarkshire town’s Cadoc Street.
Emergency services attended and the 48 year old man was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment.
It is believed that the victim was attacked a short time earlier on Borgie Crescent before he made his way to the Kirkhill Bar where emergency services were called.
Around 8.55pm police received a report of a car burnt out at Turnlaw Road near East Greenlees Road, Cambuslang. One line of enquiry is that the car may have been involved in the incident.
Detective Sergeant Stephen Tennant from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team (West) said: “I would like to reassure the public that we believe this to be a targeted attack on the victim and extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish the motive and full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“We cannot confirm the exact cause of the victim’s injuries at this time, however we have several reports of loud bangs in the area and one line of enquiry is that a firearm was involved.”
He added that additional patrols will be in the area in a bid to reassure the public and to collect more information, adding: “Support from members of the public is going to be absolutely vital to this investigation and I cannot stress enough how important it is that anyone who may have information about what happened comes forward.
“I would like to speak to anyone who was in Borgie Crescent or Cadoc Street last night and saw or heard anything at all suspicious. I would also ask anyone who was in the vicinity of Turnlaw Road near to East Greenlees Road between 8.30pm and 9pm who may have noticed any cars parked or anyone making off from the scene to get in touch.
“I am also appealing for any motorists with dashcams who were the area around the time of the incident last night and may have captured any footage of the incident to please contact police.
“Officers will do absolutely everything we can to find whoever is responsible for this crime and anyone with information that could assist our enquiries is asked to contact Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team (West) via 101, quoting incident number 3953 of Wednesday 21 February 2018. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”
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