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Man Shot Minutes Before New Year – Murder Inquiry Launched

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A murder investigation has been launched following a fatal shooting in Edinburgh on New Year’s Eve.

Police were called to the Granton area of the city following reports of two men being seriously injured after a firearm was discharged in Granton Crescent at around 11.50pm on Sunday.

Emergency services attended and the two men were taken to hospital.

A 38-year-old man was pronounced dead a short time later and a 39-year-old man remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

On Monday, Police Scotland said the force was treating the death as murder and investigating officers believe the shooting was targeted.

Detective Superintendent Graham Grant said: “This is believed to have been a targeted incident and our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of both men involved.

“Enquiries are at a very early stage to establish the full circumstances surrounding what happened, and while officers have already gathered CCTV and spoken to various people who were in the area at the time, I’d urge anyone with information who hasn’t yet spoken to us to come forward.”

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Road closures remain in place on Granton Road and Granton Crescent while enquiries continue.

DS Grant added: “This incident will undoubtedly have caused concern in the local community and officers will be carrying out extra patrols of the area and I’d like to reassure the public that everything possible is being done to trace whoever is responsible.”