Gun recovered following Leith shooting

Gun recovered following Leith shooting

A firearm has been recovered by police in Edinburgh as part of an ongoing investigation into an incident in the Leith area of the city.

The weapon was found in the vicinity of Cables Wynd where a man in his 20’s sustained a gunshot wound to his leg on Friday at around 11pm.

He is currently receiving treatment in hospital and remains in a stable condition.

It is believed the firearm is connected to this incident.

Detectives from Edinburgh CID are leading the investigation and are today refreshing their appeal for information.

DI Alan O’Brien of Edinburgh CID said: “A firearm has now been recovered and we believe this was the same one used in the attack.

“From the enquiries carried out thus far, we are confident that we are dealing with a single suspect and that this was an isolated incident.

“It remains my view that there is not an ongoing threat to the community however there will be an increase in police patrols in the area for the foreseeable future in order to provide a reassuring presence.

“Today, I appeal to anyone who was in the area of Cables Wynd on Friday night and who noticed any suspicious behaviour to contact police immediately on 101.

“Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made through the registered charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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