Shots aimed at house in latest Glasgow firearms incident

Shots were fired at a house in the east end district of Calton. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL
Shots were fired at a house in the east end district of Calton. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL
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Shots were fired at an upstairs window of a Glasgow house in the latest gun drama to rock the city in recent weeks.

Police were called out at around 10.20pm on Monday evening following reports of gun shots heard in Millroad Drive, a cul-de-sac of terraced houses in the east end district of Calton.

Officers remained at the scene on Tuesday

Officers remained at the scene on Tuesday

No one was injured in the incident but officers described family members as being left “badly shaken”.

It is the second time in the space of a month the residential street close to Glasgow Green has been rocked by a violent incident in what police believe is the escalation of a dispute between rival gangs involved in drug dealing.

Officers are now appealing for information relating to Monday’s shooting.

A white car, possibly a Volkswagen, pulled up outside a house and an occupant of the car shot at one of the windows.

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and have CCTV footage which is under review.

There is currently no description on the occupants of the car and it is unknown how many people were in the vehicle.

Enquiries carried out so far have revealed the shooting was not random and was targeted.

The incident happened just yards from where a man was run over by a van then stabbed as he lay on the ground in a suspected drugs turf war.

The attack on Scott Campbell took place in Millroad Drive on April 7 during a fight involving two gangs of men.

Detective Inspector Greig Wilkie said: “The household appears to have been targeted in this attack, however we don’t know why and we are working to establish exactly what happened and the motive behind it. No one has been injured and it’s imperative we trace the occupants of the white car.

“We understand the car was in Millroad Drive prior to the shooting taking place and I am appealing to the local community to think back and consider if they saw the car or noticed anything about the occupants. Any piece of information could prove crucial in helping us locate whoever is responsible for this crime.”

He added: “We’re aware that this incident will be of some concern to local residents and I would like to reassure them that additional police officers will be in the area. Anyone with concerns can approach these officers.”

Glasgow has been the scene of several high-profile firearms incidents in recent months.

A murder investigation is continuing after Kenny Reilly, a 29-year-old father, was shot dead at traffic lights in the Ruchill area during the evening of April 16.