Firearm incidents in Lenzie and Renfrew - Update

Published 01 December 2017

Detectives investigating two firearm incidents, believed to be linked, on Thursday 30 November 2017 have carried out stop and interview operations in the areas where the incidents occurred.

Last night, Thursday 30 November between 2015 and 2115 hours, detectives from the Major Investigation Team (West) assisted by both traffic and uniform officers, conducted a scene re-visit at the roundabout at Lumloch Road, at its junction with Auchinloch Road, Lenzie following a firearm being discharged at a Kia Picanto car in Langmuirhead Road, a short distance from this location, at approximately the same time last week. The 33 year old driver was uninjured and managed to drive off before crashing his car near to the roundabout on Lumloch Road and making his way home on foot.

At this location officers spoke to 40 people who were either travelling in vehicles, or walking in the area, in an effort to refresh their memories as to whether they could recall anything suspicious relative to vehicle movements or whether they saw anyone acting suspiciously. Several positive questionnaires were completed for follow up statements to be obtained.

From this information police are particularly keen to speak to anyone who remembers seeing a silver/grey Mazda 2 car either parked or stopped on Lumloch Road around 2045 hrs last Thursday 23 November, as it is believed that this car may have been involved in the shooting incident.

Also last night between 2315 hours and midnight, officers stopped traffic and spoke with pedestrians at the roundabout at Laymoor Avenue, and Kings Inch Road, Renfrew which was near to the location of last week’s shooting incident in which a firearm was discharged at the window of a flat in Kenley Road around 2350 hrs on Thursday 23 November.

On this occasion; 61 people were spoken to, either in their vehicles or on foot, again resulting in potentially positive lines of enquiry.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Fergus from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team (West) said:

“The aim of this operation was to speak to members of the public who perhaps use these routes on a regular basis, around the times that the incidents took place, in the hope that they remember something which could assist our enquiries. “We have spoken to more than 100 people and had received positive feedback. This information is now being assessed by officers in the inquiry team, with any relevant lines of enquiry being followed up.

“I would appeal to anyone with information to contact Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team (West) via 101. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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