A 38-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital after an incident in which a firearm was discharged in Stirling.

Detectives have launched an appeal for information following reports of shots being fired in the Whins of Milton area of Stirling on Monday, February 19.

Police and ambulance attended the scene on Randolph Crescent, wherein the 38-year-old was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

He was treated for minor injuries and discharged.

Detective inspector John Currie of Stirling Police Office said: “Since this incident was reported, we have been carrying out extensive enquiries in and around the local area along with gathering and studying a large amount of CCTV footage.

“We believe this was a targeted attack and are following a number of lines of enquiry.

“We would appreciate any assistance the public can give us in identifying who is responsible for this reckless and dangerous act.

“If you were in the area of Randolph Crescent around 8pm on Monday, February 19, or have information that could assist our investigation, please contact us.

“A Kia Sportage matching the description of the one seen in Randolph Crescent was found burnt out near the A71, Ayr Road, Shotts, around 11.10pm that same evening.

"It is currently undergoing forensic examination and again I’d ask if you have any information regarding this to please come forward.

“Additional policing patrols remain in the area to provide public reassurance while we investigate this crime.

“Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem should contact 101 quoting incident number 3511 of February 19. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”