Police reveal fatal Castlemilk shooting not related to ongoing gang feud in Glasgow


Police say the shootings in Castlemilk last night are not related to the ongoing feud between the Daniels and Lyons families in Glasgow.

The incident between two gangs in the local area saw two men shot beside a playpark while a variety of other weapons including machetes were believed to have been used, with six men suffering injuries.

Four of those have been released from hospital a 25-year-old in serious condition and a 23-year-old dying in hospital.

A number of high-profile shooting and attacks have taken place in recent months in Glasgow.


Crime boss Steven “Bonzo” Daniel was attacked with a machete in May after his car was forced off the road on an M8 sliproad.

In January, Ross Monaghan was shot with 9mm handgun outside a school in Penilee and last November Euan Johnston was gunned down in a brutal gangland execution in the Kinning Park area.

Officers say the latest shooting is not linked to any other incidents that have occurred in Glasgow over recent months or any other ongoing police investigations.

The confrontation took place at around 10pm last night and Detective Chief Inspector Martin Fergus said: “I understand that local people in the area are very concerned about this level of violence taking place in broad day light on their streets and I’d like to reassure them that we are doing everything that we can to track down everyone involved in this incident.

“Many people would have seen what happened and we ask that they come forward and support us in our investigation.

Police at scene of ‘shooting’ in Castlemilk

“We will have extra patrols in the area for the foreseeable future and we would encourage the public to come forward and speak to these officers with any information they have or indeed any concerns they have.”

The large scale disturbance took place close to Ballantay Terrace, Ballantay Quadrant and Hoddam Avenue in Castlemilk.

A local man, who didn’t want to be named, said: “People were saying at first that four people had been shot.

Police seal off Ballantay terrace in Castlemilk

“There was a huge amount of police – maybe as many as 50 officers at one point.

“There were people running about with machetes earlier and there was a guy lying in a garden who looked as if he had died. It was carnage. I have never seen so many police cars, vans and ambulances in the one place.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Helen Street Police Station via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 3874 of 8 July. Alternatively calls can be made via Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.

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