Around 6.30pm on Thursday, 7 May, police were called to a report of a 29 year-old man found seriously injured in Royston Road, Glasgow. He was taken to hospital by ambulance where he is still detained. Staff describe his condition as serious but stable.
The 29 year-old man had just got out of his blue Audi in Royston Road, near to its junction with Mull Street, when he was deliberately driven at and knocked to the ground by the occupants of a white Mitsubishi Outlander. After driving a short distance, the car returned and a passenger in the car got out and shot the man whilst he was lying on the ground. The Misubishi Outlander was recovered a short time later in Langmuirhead Road, Robroyston. It had previously been reported missing from the Coatbridge area.
The suspect is described as white, late teens to early twenties, approximately 5ft 9” in height and of slim build with dark hair. He had a scarf covering his face and was wearing a dark-coloured tracksuit top.
Detective Inspector Ogilvie Ross of Greater Glasgow CID said today:
“Extensive police enquiries have been undertaken and are still ongoing to identify those responsible for this attempted murder.
“The inquiry team are anxious to speak to anyone who was in Royston Road where the incident took place, or Langmuirhead Road where the car was found between 1830 and 1930 hours on Thursday 7 May 2015, as they may have unwittingly witnessed something vital to this investigation.
“We believe this was a targeted attack and as a result people with information may be reluctant to contact to police. I am sure there are people out there with vital information on this crime, who have yet to come forward to police. I would like to assure them that any information provided will be treated in confidence. Those with concerns can contact CRIMESTOPPERS where you don’t have to provide your name.
“Please don’t assume we have all the information or know what you know – contact us and let us decide how relevant your information is. It could prove to be crucial and move this investigation forward.
“Officers dedicated to this inquiry are continuing to examine CCTV footage from in and around the local area, and are working towards identifying people and vehicles seen around the time in question.”
Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101. Alternatively contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.