Gunman with pushchair shoots man outside primary school

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A police cordon near St George's Primary School, Penilee, Glasgow, following a shooting near the school The man suspected of shooting Mr Monaghan has been described as wearing a blue padded jacket, blue jeans, a dark woollen bobble hat and a woollen scarf covering his face. There was no child in the buggy he was pushing.Chief Inspector Simon Jeacocke said: “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.”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.”He said the pupils were safe in school but additional police patrols would be provided in the area to provide additional assurance in the coming days.Roads leading to the school were cordoned off yesterday as a forensics officer combed the pavement outside the building. Detectives were also studying CCTV footage and conducting door-to-door inquiries. A police cordon near St George’s Primary School, Penilee, Glasgow, following a shooting near the schoolCredit:PA A gunman pushing a child’s buggy has shot a key figure in Scotland’s bloodiest gangland feud outside a primary school.The culprit shot Ross Monaghan, 35, who had just dropped his child off at St George’s RC Primary School in Glasgow’s south side. He was later discharged from hospital after treatment for a shoulder wound.Armed officers and a police helicopter rushed to the scene after gunshots were heard outside the school at around 9.05am. Police Scotland later confirmed they were treating the attack and attempted murder and they were not ruling out it being linked to gangland crime.Mr Murnaghan is a member of the Lyons crime gang and was cleared at the High Court in Glasgow in May 2012 of the murder of Kevin “Gerbil” Carroll in an Asda car park in Robroyston. A turf war with another gang over drugs has resulted in several murders in the north of the city in recent years.After a loud bang was heard, the suspected gunman made his escape and police arrived at the scene along with concerned parents. A witness told STV News she heard a loud bang “like a firework” while waving goodbye to her son.Mohammad Almfauani, 33, was taking his two daughters, to school when he saw a man being shot by another man close to the school gate around 9am.He told STV: “This was actually my two daughters’ first day at the school, I can’t believe this has happened. I stopped my car not far from the school gate and was about to let my daughters out when I spotted two guys walking towards the gate.”I thought one of the guys, couldn’t have been that old, was carrying a gun. I was thinking that the guys must just be playing as this was really close to the school gate.”I wasn’t sure if it was real or not but I told my kids to wait in the car just in case. But then I saw the guy shooting the other, it was so loud. I knew then that it was real. The guy ran up the opposite end of the street from me and I thought I saw him put the gun away but I can’t say for sure.”last_img

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