Bishopbriggs shooting update

The car police believe could be involved in the shooting incident
The car police believe could be involved in the shooting incident

A week on from the shooting incident in Dornoch Street, Bishopbriggs, detectives are re-visiting the scene to speak to residents, parents and people working in the area as part of their on-going inquiry.

High-visibility community policing officers and plain-clothed detectives will visit the scene close to St Helen’s Primary School in Bishopbriggs to stop and interview people in an attempt to jog their memories about the incident, which could provide further information.

Around 3.10pm on Thursday, September 24, a 33-year-old man was injured following a shooting incident in Dornoch Place, Bishopbriggs.

A man approached him while he was walking in Dornoch Place and discharged a hand gun. He then made off on foot down in the direction of Ronaldsay Drive. The man is described as being in his mid to late 40s, around 5ft 10ins to 6ft in height, with a heavy build. He was wearing a high-visibility reflective yellow colour jacket with the hood pulled up and in possession of a silver-coloured hand gun.

A key focus of the investigation is a burnt-out grey Volkswagen Golf with the registration plate FR12 PYB which was recovered in the area of Wood Lane, only a short distance from where the incident occurred. This vehicle was reported stolen in March this year.

Detective Superintendent Stephen Grant said: “By re-visiting the scene, we hope to jog people’s memories before, during and after the incident.

“Perhaps you saw the Volkswagen Golf in another street or saw something suspicious which you didn’t think was before. We suspect this car has been involved with the shooting incident and I would ask anyone to get in touch who may know something.

“Investigations are ongoing and detectives are undertaking priority lines of enquiry.”

The community within Bishopbriggs has understandably been alarmed at this incident and community police patrols have been augmented to provide a high-visibility presence.

Chief Inspector Craig Smith, the Local Area Commander said: “We have increased our policing presence in the local community to reassure the public and again, I would encourage people to approach my officers with any concerns.

“My campus police officer, who is well known to pupils will be in the local primary school this week to engage with pupils and provide reassurance. We are working very closely with East Dunbartonshire Council and the school to provide support to pupils and their families in order that the children can get back to their daily school routine as quickly as possible.

“This has clearly impacted on the local community but please be assured that my officers alongside the team of dedicated detectives are working round the clock to find who is responsible.”

A major incident room has been established at Kirkintilloch Police Office and detective officers are following a number of lines of enquiry.

Anyone with information can contact officers at Kirkintilloch Police Office on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.