A major police investigation has been launched into the shooting of a man near a primary school.
Armed response teams were sent to the incident in Dornoch Place, Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, at about 3.10pm today.
The street is close to St Helen’s Primary School and Bishopbriggs Academy, and took place as pupils left for the day but officers said no-one from the schools was involved in the incident.
Extra patrols are being carried out in the area to reassure local residents and inquiries are continuing.
Chief Inspector Craig Smith, said: “Please be assured that this incident did not take place within the local school grounds and does not involve anyone from the local school.
“It is very unusual for an incident of this nature to happen and I can understand that is has caused alarm amongst people in the community. Additional police patrols are in the area to provide extra reassurance.
“Officers are working to establish the circumstances of the incident and I am particularly keen to appeal to anyone who may have seen the incident or who had been in the area around that time to contact the police on 101 with any information.
“Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”