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Edinburgh shooting: Man in court after Mohammed Omar Abdi death

Mohammed Omar Abdi
Image caption Mohammed Omar Abdi died early on Sunday after an armed car chase

A man has appeared in court in connection with a fatal shooting which followed an armed car chase in Edinburgh.

Mohamud Mohamud, 29, from London, faces a charge of breach of the peace.

He made no plea or declaration in a private hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and was remanded in custody.

Mohammed Omar Abdi, 25, died of gunshot wounds after what was thought to have been a gang-related incident in the Willowbrae area.

Mr Abdi was found lying close to a crashed blue people carrier just after 01:00 on Sunday.

A second man was found injured shortly after police were called to the incident involving Mr Abdi.

Detectives described their response to the shooting as a "cross-border investigation".

Mr Abdi and his father, Omar, were members of Edinburgh Central Mosque, where Mr Abdi senior was a volunteer.

Both had appeared in court on drugs charges earlier this month after being detained by police at their home in the Leith area of Edinburgh.

Police stressed that incidents such as the shooting in Willowbrae were very rare.

The Edinburgh division of Police Scotland has been carrying out high-visibility patrols in the area to reassure local people.

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