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Police revisit Raymond Coyle shooting scene in hunt for clues

Police have revisited the scene of a shooting in the city centre last week in a bid to speak to any witnesses who were missed at the time.

Local businessman Raymond Coyle (52) was shot three times in the legs after a gunman entered his Waterloo Place shop on Wednesday, January 27 around 5.30pm.

The gunman and an accomplice are believed to have fled the scene on a motorbike that was later found on Braehead Road.

Detective Inspector Mark McClarence said: “The basis of our appeal centres on anyone who may have seen two people on a motorcycle in the Waterloo Place area last Wednesday evening between 5pm and 6pm.

“We believe the shooter escaped on the bike and made off down Harvey Street.”

In a statement to local media, vigilante group Republican Action Against Drugs — which claimed responsibility for the shooting — said that Mr Coyle had been warned not to sell drugs known as ‘legal highs'.

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