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Man dies ‘after being shot at home’: Police Scotland hunt ‘gunman’ as they appeal for information


Man dies ‘after being shot at home’: Scottish police hunt for ‘shooter’ as they ask for information

  • Officers called at around 1.15am on Tuesday at Nairn Road, Greenock
  • A 37-year-old man was found injured and taken to hospital, where he later died

A man has died in hospital after he was reportedly shot at his home in Scotland.

Police said officers were called to an address on Nairn Road, Greenock at around 1.15am on Tuesday.

On arrival they found a 37-year-old man seriously injured. He sustained gunshot wounds BBC reports.

He was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow but died a short time later.

Police have said they will treat the death as suspicious and a report will be filed with the Attorney General.

A man has died in hospital after being found seriously injured at a home in Scotland

Police said officers were called to an address on Nairn Road, Greenock at around 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday

Police said officers were called to an address on Nairn Road, Greenock at around 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday

Chief Insp Damian Kane, local area commander for Greenock, said: ‘It is clear that this man’s death is devastating to his family and deeply concerning to the wider community.

“You can rest assured that we have extra high visibility patrols in the area and if anyone would like to speak to officers and encourage them to do so with respect to the cordons that are in place.

“We understand there may be tension in the area, but again, my officers are there to reassure the community and can be contacted by anyone with concerns following the incident.”

He added that the force was conducting house-to-house investigations and collecting CCTV footage from the area.

Detective Superintendent Cameron Miller added: “Our investigation is still in its early stages.

“Today and for the next few days there will be a lot of police activity with both uniformed and detectives present in the area, as well as specialist forensic teams investigating this death.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in Nairn Road or the immediate vicinity at around 1.15am who may have seen anything suspicious or anyone who has any information related to this incident.

“If anyone has dashcam footage of the street or surrounding area during that time, I urge them to come forward.

Anyone with information that could help officers in their investigations can contact police by calling 911.

Please quote reference number 0151 of Tuesday, February 28, 2023 when calling.

“If for any reason you do not wish to speak directly to the police, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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