Man shot in the back in 'targeted' attack near Partick Thistle stadium

A man has been shot in the back during what police have described as a "reckless targeted attack" in Glasgow.

The incident happened at around 5.15pm yesterday when a man, described as wearing dark clothing and a balaclava, got out of a grey or silver car in Maryhill.

He then shot the 23-year-old and fled in the direction of Firhill Road, near Partick Thistle’s stadium.

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The victim was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A man was shot in the back yesterday afternoon in Firhill Street in what police have described as a targeted attack
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At around 6pm, a silver Hyundai car was found burnt-out on Coltmuir Street at the junction with Gadloch Street in Possilpark - and a man was seen entering a white Mercedes vehicle in the same area before driving off.

Firhill Road was closed for around four hours to allow police to investigate.

Detective Inspector Graham McCreadie said: "We believe this reckless attack was targeted and we are appealing for witnesses.

"The shooting took place on a busy road at a time when there would have been commuters and cars in the area.

"There are additional police patrols in the Maryhill area and I would encourage anyone with concerns to speak to an officer.

"Officers and detectives are conducting CCTV and house-to-house inquiries to try and establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident, and I want to reassure members of the community that there is no threat to the wider public.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the attack or saw either a silver Hyundai, or white A-Class Mercedes, either before or after the incident to get in contact with police.

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"If any motorists have possible dashcam footage that may assist with our investigation, please get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2640 of Thursday March 12, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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