Glasgow & West Scotland

Shopkeeper shot during attempted robbery in Glasgow

Police at the scene Image copyright Buchanan Photos

A 23-year-old shopkeeper has been shot in the leg during an attempted robbery at a store in Glasgow.

The incident occurred at the KOF convenience store in Dumbarton Road, Yoker, at about 11:20 on Sunday.

The injured man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment, where condition was described as "stable".

Police said his injuries were not life-threatening. They described the suspect's actions as "deplorable".

During the incident, a man holding what was believed to have been a handgun, threatened staff at the store and demanded cash and cigarettes.

He then shot a male staff member in the leg, but made off empty-handed.

The suspect is described as being a young white man, about 5ft 8in tall and of thin build.

He was dressed in dark clothing, with a black hooded jacket and black tracksuit trousers. His face was covered.

He made off along Dumbarton Road towards Clydebank after the incident.

'Deplorable'

Det Insp Brian Gallagher said: "For someone to discharge a firearm over cash and cigarettes from a corner shop is just deplorable. One person injured is bad enough but this could have involved others - including children who could have been in the shop at the time.

"Officers are currently carrying out door to door inquiries and checking CCTV in an effort to trace this man who obviously has no concern for either staff in the shop or the general public.

"We are still trying to establish whether the suspect made off on foot or had a car nearby.

"The shop is near to a busy road and at this time there may have been a few people about.

"It's possible the suspect had been hanging about the area prior to the incident, so if you have seen him or have any information that will help us with our inquiries, it is important that you contact police."

He added: "Additional uniformed patrols are in the area, please speak to them if you have any information to give.

"Alternatively, please call Drumchapel Police Office via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence."

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