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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 March 2006, 12:53 GMT
Officers in fatal shooting appeal
Police have set up an incident room in Essenside Avenue
Police have set up an incident room in Essenside Avenue
Police are carrying out door-to-door inquiries after a man was fatally shot as he sat in his car in Glasgow.

Father-of-two James Campbell, 47, had left the home of a friend in Drumchapel when he was approached by a lone gunman in the early hours of Saturday.

Officers found Mr Campbell lying in Essenside Avenue. He was taken to Glasgow's Western Infirmary, where he later died from his injuries.

He had previously been involved in a shooting incident on the M8 motorway.

Family 'distressed'

Mr Campbell - known locally as Jamie - lived in Inverleith Street, Carntyne.

Detective Superintendent Kenny Watters said Mr Campbell had been sitting in his Silver Mitsubishi car when a man in dark clothing approached him and discharged several shots from a gun.

The man was then seen running from the scene of the shooting, up a path leading to Drumchapel Road.

The area is basically saturated with officers on the house-to-house enquiries
Det Supt Watters
Strathclyde Police

Det Supt Watters said Mr Campbell's family were "very distressed" and were speaking to family liaison officers.

He appealed for witnesses to come forward.

He said: "A police incident caravan has been set up in Essenside Avenue.

"I would urge people who think they may know something that may help, to visit the officers at the caravan which is manned 24-hours-a-day."

The detective praised the response from the public so far.

He said: "We've had a number of telephone calls coming in and the area is basically saturated with officers on the house-to-house enquiries.

"People are willing to help, there is no doubt about it. I'm hoping that that will continue."


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