A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man was shot at a block of flats.
The body of the victim, believed to have been in this 30s, was found in a sixth-floor flat in Hawkhill Close, in the Leith area of Edinburgh, at about 8:15pm on Tuesday.
He was shot in the abdomen, Lothian and Borders Police said.
A cordon has been set up around the building while forensic and other examinations are carried out. The force’s Superintendent, Matt Richards, said: “Inquiries are continuing at the scene.
“I would like to thank residents and local people for their patience while we remain in the area.”