Appeal for information after shooting incident on Kirkcaldy estate

Police stand guard outside a house on the estate

Police stand guard outside a house on the estate

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Police in Fife are appealing for witnesses after a firearm was discharged on a Kirkcaldy housing estate last night.

The incident took place on Craigfoot Walk on the Seafield estate around 10.30pm and caused damage to a car and a house. No one was injured in the shooting.

The police cordon

The police cordon

Detective Inspector Colin Robson said: “This is a significant police inquiry and I would appeal for anyone who has any information that could assist with this investigation to come forward.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was in the area or immediate streets around the address who may have seen anything suspicious to contact police immediately on 101.”

Inspector Graeme Neill added: “Incidents like this are extremely rare, however we have stepped up high visibility patrols in the area.

“I am satisfied that the risk to the general public is very low and I can reassure the community that we have a dedicated inquiry team actively pursuing those responsible.

“Part of the roadway has been cordoned off and the local community are thanked for their cooperation. The road is still accessible to traffic.”

Anyone with information or concerns can speak to a local officer, contact officers on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”