20 Sep 2018

Hunt for offenders after shooting in Hamilton

11:18 am on 20 September 2018

A man has been seriously injured in a shooting in Hamilton overnight.

Detective Sergeant Ian Foster said police were called to Derby St in Nawton about 10.30pm after reports that a man had been shot.

The man was taken to hospital in a serious condition and is now in a stable condition.

Police were making inquiries to find the offenders, who left the scene in a car.

Neighbour Lindsay Johnston, who lives at Derby Street, said last night's shooting did not come as a surprise.

He said the Armed Offenders Squad was also recently called to the street.

Mr Foster said police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area last night.

Anyone with information can contact Hamilton police on 07 858 6200 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.