Glasgow shootings may be linked say police

POLICE are investigating two shootings that occurred within three miles of each other to the north of Glasgow.The first attack was at about 2am on Christmas Eve in Galloway Street, Springburn. A 36-year-old man was seriously wounded.

At about 12:30pm the same day, a 23-year-old man was shot at Bishopbriggs. Both men are being treated in hospital.

Bishopbriggs and the north of Glasgow have experienced several incidents of drug-related violence in recent years, and police have not ruled out the possibility that the incidents were linked.

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The victim of the first attack was shot by a passenger in a passing car. He is reported to be in a serious but stable condition.

After the second shooting, four men were seen running towards a nearby retail park.

Meanwhile, a teenager has been arrested in connection with the death of a man two days before Christmas.

Christopher Bergin, 42, was found seriously injured in the stairwell of flats at Millhall Court in Plains, near Airdrie, in the early hours of Friday morning. He was taken to Monklands District General Hospital in Airdrie where he died from his injuries on Friday night.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Saturday.

Strathclyde Police confirmed that a 19-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the death.

In a separate incident, a teenager is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed.

Police were called to the scene in Faifley Road, Clydebank, at about 6am yesterday following a report that a youth had been assaulted.

The injured 17-year-old was taken to the Western Infirmary in Glasgow.