Glasgow shooting: Three men in van targeted in attack

Three men in a van were targeted in Glasgow by a shooter, sparking a police appeal and an increased presence in the area.

Police are investigating the incident in the East End of Glasgow, which happened this morning.

Around 7.40 am on Tuesday, 12 January, three men aged 28, 31 and 55 years were sitting within a white coloured Ford Transit van outside the ‘One Stop Shop’ in Tollcross Road, Glasgow when someone shot at the van.

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Both the 28-year-old and 55 year-old men were taken by ambulance to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where they were treated for injuries. They have since been released from hospital. The 31-year-old man was not injured.

Police say two men were taken to hospital.Police say two men were taken to hospital.
Police say two men were taken to hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Sharp at Greater Glasgow CID said: "This was a completely dangerous and reckless act which resulted in two men receiving medical treatment.

“We are still trying to establish a motive for this incident and a team of officers are conducting CCTV and local enquires to try and gain further information and identify the person or persons involved.

"There is an increased police presence in the area and I urge anyone with information or any concerns to speak to the officers who will be happy to assist.

“Anyone who was in the vicinity of Tollcross Road around 7.40 am this morning or anyone who may have driven past at this time and may have captured the incident on their dash cam is asked to contact police at Shettleston via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 0507 of 12 January, 2021.”

Alternatively calls can be made via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.