Wishaw train station
A MAN is recovering in hospital after being shot near Wishaw train station on Sunday evening.
Authorities have named the victim as Stephen MacAulay (28) of Pather and police are treating the attack as attempted murder.
The shooting occurred at about 6.30pm and the victim contacted a friend and asked him to call an ambulance as he had been shot.
Emergency services rushed to the scene and the man was taken to Wishaw General and subsequently transferred to Monklands Hospital with a gunshot injury.
Medical staff yesterday described Mr MacAulay’s condition as “stable”.
Police had not issued any descriptions of suspects by yesterday afternoon.
Detective Inspector John Lamb from Wishaw CID said: “We are at a very early stage in the inquiry but I would like to reassure the public that we do not believe this was a random attack.
“It is not clear how the man came about his injuries, other than what he told his friend on the phone and I am seeking the assistance of the public to find out what happened.
“Were you near to Wishaw Railway Station on Sunday evening around 6pm and if so did you see anyone acting suspiciously? Did you see or hear a car leave the area at speed? Did you notice anything out of the ordinary around the railway station on Sunday evening?
“The area around the station would normally be fairly quiet around 6pm on Sunday, but someone may well have seen or heard something which can help officers to find out what exactly happened to this man and how he came about his injuries.”
Anyone who has any information regarding this incident should contact Wishaw CID on 01698 202655. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.