Police probe suspicious death after man ‘shot by arrow’ in Dundee

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Police and forensics officers at the scene.

A major police investigation is under way after a man was shot and killed with an arrow in Dundee.

The incident occurred at 72 Dundonald Court at the foot of Arklay Street shortly before 11pm on Sunday.

Neighbours say there had been a loud party in the flat but that at around 10.50pm the incident spilled on to Arklay Street and across the road to Fairbairn Street.

Residents heard panicked cries for help and someone begging for an ambulance to be called.

VIDEO: Locals left scared after man killed ‘with arrow’ on Dundee street

It is believed the man was injured with an arrow understood to have been fired from a crossbow.

There was still blood on the door of the Dundonald Court block of flats visible on Monday morning.

One Fairbairn Street resident, who asked not to be named, said: “I called the ambulance at 10.50pm.

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“Somebody was in the street shouting ‘please call an ambulance’.

“I looked out and there was a man lying covered in blood. They were working on his chest and then he was taken away in an ambulance.

“He was older and heavyset. I saw a younger man, a teenager, being taken away in by police.”

The woman added: “I didn’t see an arrow. I heard he was shot with a bow and arrow or a crossbow.”

Police cordoned off the foot of Arklay Street as well as parts of Dundonald and Fairbairn Streets.

Shopkeeper Shahid Mohammed, who runs the Best One convenience store, said: “I came to work and the cordon was already there.

“People have been coming in and saying somebody has been murdered.

“One said ‘somebody got murdered with a bow and arrow’.”

Police descended on the scene following the disturbance on Sunday.

Scene of crime officers attended on Monday morning.

A spokesman for Police Scotland’s Tayside Division confirmed the death is being treated as suspicious.

He said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a man has died following a disturbance at Dundonald Court in Dundee yesterday (Sunday 24 September) at around 11.45pm.

“The death is being treated as suspicious and officers are following a positive line of enquiry.

“No further details will be released until formal identification has taken place.
Next of kin have been informed.”

They added that officers are following “positive lines of inquiry”.

It is understood a second man sustained arm injuries in the incident but that these were not life threatening.

No arrests have yet been made.

A local resident said around 10 police vehicles, including unmarked cars, were at the scene on Sunday night.