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Man shot in East Kilbride flat before gunmen shoot at car

East Kilbride shooting
Image caption Police were called to the incident in Gordon Drive, near Calderwood Road, at about 23:00 on Tuesday

Two men are in hospital after a shooting incident in South Lanarkshire.

Two men wearing balaclavas forced their way into a flat in Gordon Drive in East Kilbride at about 23:00 on Tuesday before shooting a 30-year-old man.

A 31-year-old man in a VW Passat outside the flat tried to drive away but was chased by the two suspects and was also shot.

Police said the victims were the intended targets in the attack.

Both men were taken to Hairmyres hospital. The 30-year-old was treated for a leg injury and the 31-year-old discharged himself after being treated for a facial injury.

Police are treating the incident as attempted murder.

Image caption The block of flats on Gordon Drive where the shooting is believed to have taken place

A man and a woman who were in the flat in Gordon Drive at the time of the shooting were not injured.

Det Ch Insp Scott Douglas said: "These incidents will be causing concern within the local community and I would like to assure everyone that significant resources and officers are working on this inquiry.

"Both victims were the intended targets and a number of lines of inquiry are being followed up.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incidents to contact us. No matter how insignificant it may seem, I would urge you to contact us as it could prove vital in our enquiries in helping us trace the men responsible for these attacks.

"Additional officers will be patrolling the area to offer reassurance to local people, if you have any concerns, please speak to these officers.

Several roads remained closed for forensic examination including Calderwood Road, between a local primary school and Capelrig Drive.

There is also no access to Alison Lea from Calderwood Road and local diversions are in place.

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