Two men were shot during an armed battle involving at least a dozen people at a children’s playground. Police are treating the shootings in Glasgow’s Castlemilk area as attempted murder and have launched a major investigation. Between 12 and 15 men from two separate groups were involved in the incident on Ballantay Terrace at 8pm on Saturday.
A variety of weapons were used, including at least one firearm, and police believe the confrontation may have been the result of a local family feud. A 23-year-old man who suffered serious injuries is in a critical condition at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Another man, aged 25, is in a stable condition and four others have been treated for less serious wounds.
Detective chief inspector Martin Fergus, from Police Scotland’s major investigation team, said: “There were upwards of a dozen people involved and two individuals have received injuries which appear to be consistent with firearms discharge … It happened at and around a play area. This appears very much to be a localised incident and we’re working on the hypothesis that this could be a family feud that has erupted into violence.”