Blood-soaked Glasgow shooting victim told locals he was dying as he begged for help
A TERRIFIED shooting victim frantically told strangers he was dying after being blasted in the arm. The blood-soaked 31-year-old pleaded for help after banging on doors in Baillieston, Glasgow, in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A large area was still cordoned off this morning with forensic scouring the streetsCredit: Robert Perry
He left a trail of blood on a car, driveways and doorsteps which could still be seen this morning as cops launched a hunt for the shooter. A horrified resident told how she opened her door to the stricken man before dialling 999.
She said: “He came to the door covered in blood. He was saying, ‘I am going to die, I am going to die’. “He didn’t ask us to call an ambulance, he wanted us to call the police.
“We don’t know if he is going to be OK. It was quite surreal. We were telling him he wasn’t going to die as we waited for help to arrive.
“A short time after we called an ambulance his mum arrived so I think he must have been able to contact her.
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“He was obviously very distressed but we don’t know anything else as nobody is saying anything.” A huge police presence descended on the scene after the alarm was raised just after midnight.
A large area was still cordoned off this morning with forensic experts scouring the streets for clues. They could be seen carrying out a fingertip search of a lane connecting the homes where the victim sought refuge to another part of the estate. Attention was also focused on a silver Toyota Alphard which was later taken away by a 911 recovery truck.
Today, cops confirmed it was a shooting and appealed for info as the victim remained in Glasgow Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.
Detective Inspector Andy Wright, said: “Following enquiries we are now able to confirm that this man was shot in the Barony Drive area shortly before he was found. “This was a targeted attack and the 31-year-old man would appear to be the intended victim, however we realise that such incidents do cause alarm.” He said increased patrols were operating as he reassured the locals, “everything is being done to trace whoever is responsible”.
He added: “We would ask anyone with any information to get in touch with us, if you were in the area at the time and have not already spoken to police, we would urge you to come forward. You may have information that can help us.” Cops are also probing two cars parked in the driveway of a home in Barony Drive that had their tyres slashed.
It’s understood the silver grey Audi Q3 and a white Volkswagen Caddy were tampered with prior to shooting.
Two women were seen leaving the property but declined to speak to comment on the incident. We told how residents were praised by medics who said their actions may have saved the man’s life. One source said of the 12.10am attack: “There were sounds like fireworks.
A few minutes later there was a banging at the door. “One of the neighbours came across with a towel and wrapped it across like a tourniquet. They probably saved his life.”
Man gunned down in street as cops hunt firearms thug for ‘targeted’ Glasgow shooting
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