Police find gun in Leith shooting probe

Cables Wynd. Pic Neil Hanna
Cables Wynd. Pic Neil Hanna
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Police have found a gun after a shooting in Leith.

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Local officers responded to a report of a disturbance in Cables Wynd just after 11pm on Saturday night.

They found a male in his 20s with serious leg injuries. Following the incident, the man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

He is in a stable condition and his injuries are not life-threatening.

The weapon has now been found nearby, police said on Sunday.

Police are today appealing for with information regarding this incident to come forward immediately.

DI Alan O’Brien of Edinburgh CID said: “A firearm has now been recovered and we believe this was the same one used in the attack.

“From the enquiries carried out thus far, we are confident that we are dealing with a single suspect and that this was an isolated incident.

“It remains my view that there is not an ongoing threat to the community however there will be an increase in police patrols in the area for the foreseeable future in order to provide a reassuring presence.

“Today, I appeal to anyone who was in the area of Cables Wynd on Friday night and who noticed any suspicious behaviour to contact police immediately on 101. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made through the registered charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”