Cambuslang gun attack appeal elicits poor response

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A police appeal after a man was shot in the face in a targeted attack has so far had a disappointing response from the public, detectives said.

Officers said they have received very little information since a 37-year-old man was shot as he sat in his parked van in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, on Monday.

They urged anyone who could help the investigation to come forward, while revealing the car used in the murder bid was stolen two months ago.

The victim, who is continuing to receive hospital treatment, was waiting in his white Peugeot van in the car park of Taylor Veterinary Practice in East Kilbride Road at around 5.30pm when a light BMW 3 Series Coupe pulled up beside him.

The passenger in the BMW, who was wearing a high visibility vest, got out and shot him in the face through the window.

The van driver managed to drive off before stopping at the nearby Blue Rupee restaurant, where emergency services were called.

Detective Inspector Alan MacDonald said: “Since my earlier appeal, we have received very little information from the public.

“If you have any information about this brazen attack or who may be responsible please get in touch.

“I am also able to say that the car involved, which was found burnt-out in Cathkin Road near to the golf course around 7pm, was a BMW 420i.

“It had been stolen from the Newton Mearns area on October 11. If you have any information about who stole the car or its movements since it was stolen please come forward.

“I am keeping an open mind about why the man was targeted but I am content that this was not a random attack and he was the intended victim.”

He added:  “I am reiterating my appeal for anyone who was in the vicinity of Taylor Veterinary Practice between 5.15pm and 5.45pm, or Cathkin Road near to the golf club between 5.15pm and 7.15pm, to contact police if they saw or heard anything at all suspicious.

“If you have a dashcam which may have captured anything that could assist our investigation call Police Scotland as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information should contact police via 101, quoting incident number 3325 of December 3, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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