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Police investigating shooting close to Glasgow primary school

“Police officers are at the school and there is no threat to children or staff,” police said.

Updated at 11.45am

POLICE IN SCOTLAND are investigating a shooting incident near a primary school in Glasgow.

It happened in the Penilee area, in the southwest of the city, as parents were dropping their children off this morning.

A reporter for the Scotsman said on Twitter that an eyewitness had told him a man had been shot.

“We are aware of a firearms incident in Penilee this morning,” Glasgow police said.

“We do not believe there is any ongoing threat to any other person.”

If you have any information or witnessed anything please contact us on 101 immediately.

A spokesperson for the force told the BBC there was a report of a firearm being discharged in the area at around 9.05am.

“Police officers are at the school and there is no threat to children or staff at the school.”

Investigations are ongoing to try and establish the circumstances of what happened, the spokesman said.

“I was just leaving my son off in the morning and I heard this loud bang – it sounded like a firework going off,” a local parent, Mary MacLeod, told Radio Clyde News.

The local Council said it was aware of the incident and that all pupils and staff at St George’s Primary School were safe.

“Police dealing with an incident which happened outside school grounds,” a tweet said.

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