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Police in Lanarkshire are appealing for witnesses after a disturbance in Brunswick Gardens, Cumbernauld involving a firearm. The incident happened around 6.55pm on Thursday 23 January 2020 when four men in a silver Ford Focus drove into a street. Three men got out of the car and chased a 27-year-old man while carrying a firearm, which was fired.


Details of Incident

Police are appealing for witnesses after a disturbance in Brunswick Gardens, Cumbernauld involving a firearm. 

 

The incident happened around 6.55pm on Thursday 23 January 2020 when four men in a silver Ford Focus drove into the street. 

 

Three men got out of the car and chased a 27-year-old man while carrying a firearm, which was fired, and a bladed weapon.  

 

The victim was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary with serious but not life threatening injuries to his back. 

 

A 52-year-old woman who had been walking her dog suffered a minor injury to her hand and her dog, a white Maltichon called Henry, died as a result of the firearm being discharged. 

 

The suspects are described as wearing dark clothing and possibly balaclavas. 

 

The silver Ford Focus was found burnt out Fannyside Mill, Moore Road, at Forrest Road near to Blackthorn Roundabout around 7.55pm the same night. The partial plate is 67 ZKZ.

 

Detective Chief Inspector Gillian Grant, senior investigating officer, is keen to gather information around the movements of the silver Ford Focus.

 

 

 

She said: "Our enquiries so far have led us to believe the car may have been in the area prior to the incident taking place. I would appeal to the public who remember seeing the car or a car matching that description being driven erratically after the incident to contact us. If anyone has dash cam footage, please check it and send any relevant footage to us via the online portal.

 

 

 

"It is rare for an innocent member of the public to be caught up in this and I would reiterate how important it is for people to come forward and help us trace the people responsible.

 

Contact Information

If you would like to speak to the Police you should contact Police Scotland on 0141 305 4530 quoting incident number 3095 of 23 January 2020, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or by submitting information via the link at the bottom of this page.