Second man in court over Edinburgh shooting

A SECOND man has appeared in court in connection with an alleged shooting in the Capital.

Tuesday, 6th September 2016, 9:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th September 2016, 10:34 am
The shooting took place at Cable's Wynd. Picture; stock image

Peter McMurray, 25, appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday following the discharge of a firearm in the city last month.

McMurray, from Edinburgh, has been charged with attempted murder, assault to injury and possession of a firearm.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody ahead of a further hearing to be held at a later date.

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The incident is said to have taken place at Cable’s Wynd in Leith at around 11pm on Friday, August 26.

A 25-year-old man is said to have sustained a gunshot wound to his leg in the incident and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Investigating officers have recovered a firearm which is ­believed to have been used in the alleged shooting.

Detective Inspector Alan O’Brien said: “Police Scotland treats all reports of incidents involving a firearm with the ­utmost seriousness.

“Thanks to the co-operation of the local community and extensive policing inquiries, an arrest has now been made.”