A man has been shot near a Glasgow primary school. He is said to be 35 years old and in a stable condition.
The incident happened at 9.05am local time, close to the St George’s Primary School in the Penilee district.
A police spokesman says it appears there was an intended victim. He said, “The pupils are now safe at school and additional police patrols are in the area.”
One passerby who was dropping her child at nursery said, “I heard a big bang and I thought it was like an air rifle going off. The kids were asking what had happened.
“All the birds came flying up.”
Simon Jeacocke, Chief Inspector said, “This is a highly unusual incident and understandably, parents, staff, pupils and people in the local community are all very alarmed by this.
“We do believe it was a targeted attack but nonetheless this took place near to a local primary school at the start of the school day, when the area was busy with parents dropping off their children.
“Although it would appear that there was an intended victim, anyone could have been injured as a result, putting young children and innocent people at risk.
“The pupils are now safe at school and additional police patrols are in the area to provide extra reassurance over the next couple of days.”
He continued to say that detectives were carrying out inquiries into what had happened and was appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Children and Staff Safe
Glasgow police posted on social media, “We are aware of a firearms incident in Penilee this morning.
“We do not believe there is any ongoing threat to any other person.”
Parents were very concerned over the incident with some collecting their child from school.
St George’s Primary School tweeted to reassure parents all was well, “All pupils and staff are safe at St George’s primary. Police dealing with an incident which happened outside school grounds.”