Man, 46, shot in village

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A MURDER inquiry has been launched following a shooting in a village street.

John Finnigan, 48, was walking down Bank Street in Neilston, East Renfrewshire, when he was approached by a man and shot.

He was taken to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow where he died.

The suspect is described as stocky, about 5ft 7ins and was wearing dark clothing and a dark hat. Police said he made off on foot from Bank Street into Hillside Road following the shooting at around 8pm on Thursday.

Detective Superintendent John McSporran, said: “It is still very early in our inquiry and we have yet to establish a motive.

“However, we believe the man may have been targeted.” Police are appealing for witnesses.