Police hunt gunman after Priesthill attempted murder
Police are on the lookout for the driver of a Blue Volkswagen Passat after a man opened fire on the driver of a Ford Transit van on Tuesday night.
A driver was left traumatised on Tuesday night after a gunman opened fire, while he sat alone in his Ford Transit.
The incident happened in Neilston Avenue, Priesthill around 6:45pm, luckily the 37 year old van driver received no injury, but was left highly shaken.
Police Scotland are considering the incident in question as attempted murder and are carrying out extensive enquiries, however at the present time there is no further information and a description of the assailant is unavailable.
Police are unsure of a motive behind the attack, but are keen to speak to the driver of a Blue Volkswagen Passat, which was seen in the area on the night in question.
The vehicle was later found abandoned and set ablaze close to the Rouken Glen Golf Course and police are carrying out a full forensic examination.
Detective Inspector Greig Wilkie said in response to the attack:
“We are keen to trace the occupants of a dark-coloured car that was seen in Neilston Avenue at the time of the shooting. The car, believed to be a Volkswagen Passat was found on fire around 1940 hours in Rouken Glen Golf Club, near to the entrance. The car is currently undergoing a full forensic examination.
“The inquiry team are currently gathering CCTV footage in an effort to gather more information on the incident and those responsible. I would urge anyone who was in the area of Neilston Avenue around the time of the incident on Tuesday night who witnessed anything suspicious to come forward to the investigation team, as they may have information that is vital to us. I would also ask anyone who saw the Volkswagen Passat to contact us too.”
Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101. Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.