Page last updated at 16:56 GMT, Thursday, 24 September 2009 17:56 UK

Police vow to catch city gunmen

Scene of the shooting
Two men burst into the house in Pollok on Tuesday

Police in Glasgow are trying to allay local fears of a gangland feud after a man was shot in front of his family on Tuesday night.

Eddie Boyd is the brother of well-known Glasgow gangster Stewart 'Specky' Boyd, who died in a 2003 road crash in Spain.

It is understood that Mr Boyd was critically injured in the shooting at his home in Pollok on Tuesday night.

Detectives are treating the incident as attempted murder and said they would not let violent men rule the streets.

The attack happened in Haughburn Road at about 2030 BST on Tuesday.

The community of Pollok will not stand for it, the police will not stand for it, we will search for these people night and day until we find them
Supt Kevin Duffy
Strathclyde Police

Mr Boyd, 48, is understood to have been shot in the chest and stomach, and remains in hospital.

His 36-year-old partner sustained minor injuries and was released after treatment, while the family dog was killed.

Strathclyde Police's Supt Kevin Duffy said: "Two men burst into a house and shot a 48-year-old man in front of his partner and seven-year-old child, that's completely unacceptable.

"The community of Pollok will not stand for it, the police will not stand for it, we will search for these people night and day until we find them.

"What I can say to reassure the people of Pollok is that I have additional patrols out in this area, I have local community police officers who are well known within the community, and I would ask the people of Pollok to come forward with any information that they have.

"They might think it's rumour, they might think it's gossip, but come forward, let us be the judge of that information."



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