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Gunman goes into house and shoots man dead

Police outside the house in Scotland

Police outside the house in Scotland (Picture: PA)

A man has died after a gunman went into the house he was in and shot him.

Police Scotland said a search is ongoing in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, for the suspect.

The force said a gunman went into a house in the town’s Nithsdale Road at around 4.50pm.

Two people were inside the house when he fired the gun and one, a 42-year-old man, died shortly after from serious injuries.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: ‘Around 4.50pm on Sunday, 24 May, 2020 a 42-year-old man and 46-year-old woman were within a house in Nithsdale Road, Ardrossan when a man entered the house and discharged what is believed to be a firearm before leaving the house.

‘The 42-year-old man was then found with serious injuries and died at the scene a short time later.

Police at the scene of a shooting in Nithsdale Road, Ardrossan in North Ayrshire, where a 42-year-old man has died following a shooting. Police Scotland said a search is ongoing in Ardrossan for the suspect. PA Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 24, 2020. See PA story POLICE Shooting. Photo credit should read: Laura Paterson/PA Wire

The scene of a shooting in Nithsdale Road, Ardrossan (Picture: PA)

‘Inquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and we are currently searching the surrounding area for the suspect and viewing CCTV in the area.’

Several police vehicles were at the scene and the street was cordoned off at Lawson Drive and Burns Terrace.

Police officers remained in place at either end of the cordon on Sunday night.

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