Edinburgh gunshots prompt police appeal

Police have appealed for witnesses. Picture: TSPL

Police have appealed for witnesses. Picture: TSPL

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired at a house and a parked vehicle in Edinburgh last night.

The first incident happened when a vehicle was targeted at The Murrays Brae about 9.30pm on Saturday.

A short time later a firearm was also discharged at a house in Gilmerton Dykes Drive.

Police Scotland are also linking this with what they describe as a suspicious incident, about 10pm at Walter Scott Avenue.

There are no reports of anyone having been injured as a result of any of the incidents.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Houston said: “This is a significant police enquiry and I would appeal for anyone who has any information that could assist with this investigation to come forward.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was in the area or immediate streets surrounding the addresses, at the time, and may have seen anything suspicious, to contact police immediately on 101.”

Chief Inspector Mark Patterson said: “Incidents like this are extremely rare but in light of this we have stepped up high visibility patrols in the area of Gilmerton and the Inch.

Members of the public can also be reassured that we have a dedicated enquiry team actively pursuing those responsible.”

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