ne particular person has died and three others have been injured throughout a sequence of incidents involving a firearm within the Scottish Highlands.
She has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth College Hospital in Glasgow for remedy.
Officers have been then known as to the Teangue space of the island at 9.30am after a gun was fired.
Emergency providers attended, however a 47-year-old man was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Police subsequently attended at a property within the Dornie space in Wester Ross after additional gunshots have been heard.
A person was discovered with severe accidents and has been taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and a girl, whose situation is just not recognized, was taken to Broadford Hospital.
A 39-year-old man has since been arrested in reference to the three incidents, which police consider are linked.
The suspect has additionally been taken to Raigmore Hospital.
Kate Forbes, MSP for Skye, Lochaber & Badenoch described the information as “one of many worst days that I can recall within the historical past of Skye and Lochalsh.”
I want to reassure folks that we’re treating these incidents as contained with no wider risk to the general public
Chief Superintendent Conrad Trickett, native policing commander for Highlands and Islands Division, stated there can be a big police presence within the space over the approaching days, including: “We can be working with companions to offer help to the area people.“I want to reassure folks that we’re treating these incidents as contained with no wider risk to the general public.”He requested any members of the general public who consider they might have any info which might assist police enquiries to name 101, quoting reference 0713 of 10 August, 2022.
West Highland communities are close-knit, we’re heat and welcoming, and it will shatter us to the core
A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed 4 individuals have been taken to hospital following the spate of incidents.
The rescue operation noticed a number of ambulances, air ambulances and particular fast retrieval emergency groups, that are solely summoned for incidents in rural areas when individuals are in important want of medical consideration.
Ms Forbes, who has simply given beginning to a child woman, added: “I can not start to think about what the household and pals of those that have misplaced a cherished one are going via, and they need to be in all our ideas and prayers proper now.
“West Highland communities are close-knit, we’re heat and welcoming, and it will shatter us to the core.
“It appears like our very coronary heart has been ripped aside.
“I, and I’m certain many others, by no means thought we’d see such an terrible day.”
Social media posts have indicated that there was a big police presence in elements of Skye and Dornie on Wednesday, with locals within the space reporting seeing a helicopter and an ambulance.
Ian Blackford, SNP MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, stated it was very regarding information and that his ideas have been with all these affected.
In a tweet, he stated: “As extra particulars come to gentle, the response of the emergency providers appears to have stopped this incident spreading even additional than it did.
“Thanks for the work that you simply do.”