Edinburgh shooting: Glasgow car linked to death

Flowers left at the scene of the incident which left Mohammed Abdi dead. Picture: PA

Flowers left at the scene of the incident which left Mohammed Abdi dead. Picture: PA

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POLICE believe a car recovered in Glasgow may be linked to a fatal street shooting in the capital.

As the investigation into the death of 25-year-old Mohammed Abdi in Edinburgh enters its second week, detectives say a silver Ford Fiesta could be key to solving the killing.

They are appealing to valet companies who may have cleaned the vehicle since last Sunday when Mr Abdi was shot in Edinburgh’s Willowbrae area.

Two men have so far been charged with breach of the peace as part of the investigation.

Detective Superintendent Gary Flannigan said: “Since Mohamed Abdi was murdered on May 26, this investigation has led us to various areas of Edinburgh and each community we have approached has given us an excellent response.

“Following the recovery of the car in Glasgow we are expanding our appeal for information and would urge those who believe they can assist with our inquiries to come forward.

“Officers need to hear from car valeting companies that have recently carried out work on a vehicle matching this description, or from anyone who may have knowledge of a silver Fiesta having been cleaned since last Sunday.”

Mr Abdi, from Leith, was found lying close to a crashed people carrier in Abercorn Avenue just after 1am.

Detectives are linking the killing to incidents involving two groups of between six and 10 men in the hours before his death.

Mohamud Mohamud, 29, and 27-year-old Ahmed Hussain Ahmed, both from London, were remanded in custody after appearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last week on a breach of the peace charge.

Members of the public with information can call Police Scotland on 101.