Police in Fife have renewed their appeal for information after shots were fired at a house in Kirkcaldy on Thursday.
Detectives have confirmed that a man was seen running away from the property in Craigfoot Walk after a number of gunshots were heard at around 10.30pm on the night in question, and say what happened does not appear to have been a “random” incident.
Officers are also keen to trace a dark coloured van seen in the Seafield area before and after the attack.
The property involved belongs to local businessman Mohammed Javaid, who is involved with a local private hire firm, although no firm motive has yet been established.
Damage was caused to a parked car outside the house and the property itself, but fortunately no-one was injured.
Detective Inspector Colin Robson, who is leading the investigation said: “We have established that a male was seen running off from the address following the sound of shots.
“We are looking into this sighting along with a report of a dark coloured van seen in the area prior to the incident and seen leaving after it.
“Officers have been in the area all weekend carrying out door-to-door inquiries and I would like to thank the local community for their continued assistance and patience.”
Police patrols were stepped up in the wake of the incident, which left local people in the community shocked.
Inspector Graeme Neill, who is based at Kirkcaldy, said: “We would like to reassure the public that this type of incident is very rare and that this was not a random incident.
“In addition we are following positive lines of inquiry.
“We are in the process of contacting residents in the immediate area of the incident to provide reassurance and maintain contact with those most affected.
“Again I would like to thank the local community for their assistance and patience.
“I would still appeal for anyone with any information that could assist us with our inquiries to contact any local officer, telephone us on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”