Attempted Murder at Vets

A man has been shot in an attempted murder at the carpark of Taylor Vets in Cathkin.

He was gunned down in the carpark at 5.30pm on Monday 3rd December 2018 in what looks like an apparent fued relating to puppy farming.

The 37-year-old man was shot through the window by a passenger of a BMW 3 Series Coupe which pulled up beside him. The victim then drove away to an Indian Restaurant with a bullet in his neck before seeking medical assistance for serious facial injuries.

The attackers care was later found on fire at Cathkin golf club.

Inspector Alan MacDonald said: “I would like to reassure members of the public that we believe this was a targeted attack on the victim and extensive enquiries are underway to establish why this happened and who is responsible.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of East Kilbride Road, near to Taylors Veterinary Practice, between 5.15pm and 5.45pm, or Cathkin Road near to the golf club between 5.15pm and 7.15pm, to contact police if they saw or heard anything at all suspicious.

“I would also ask any motorists with dashcams who were in either area at the relevant times to please check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance to the investigation.

“This crime will understandably be causing concern to the local community and there will be additional patrols in the area to provide reassurance. 

“I would urge anyone with information or concerns to approach officers on patrol who will be happy to assist you.”

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