A heavy police presence remains in place in the suburb of Penilee after a 35-year-old was shot at around 9.05am near St George’s RC primary school on Muirdykes Road on Monday.
Police said the man was being treated in hospital, where his condition was described as stable.
Ch Insp Simon Jeacocke said it was “a highly unusual incident” and that parents, staff and pupils were understandably very alarmed. “We do believe it was a targeted attack but nonetheless this took place near to a local primary school at the start of the school day, when the area was busy with parents dropping off their children,” he said.
“Although it would appear that there was an intended victim, anyone could have been injured as a result, putting young children and innocent people at risk. The pupils are now safe at school and additional police patrols are in the area to provide extra reassurance over the next couple of days. Please do not hesitate to approach my officers if you are concerned at all.”