A MAN shot in the face outside a Rutherglen veterinary surgery on Monday has been named. 

Scott Bennett, 37, suffered serious injuries after he was shot at through the window of his Peugeot van. 

Mr Bennett, originally from Clydebank, is currently at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he is being treated. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening at this time. 

Mr Bennett, who now lives in Strathaven, drove away from the scene of the shooting before rushing into nearby takeaway the Blue Rupee for help after he was blasted in the face with a gun.

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Police say the victim was hurt after a silver or light-coloured BMW 3 Series Coupe pulled up beside him in the car park of Taylors Veterinary Practice, East Kilbride Road. 

Reports suggest the shooting is connected to an ongoing puppy farm feud.

The passenger in the BMW, who was wearing a high vis vest, got out of the vehicle with a firearm and shot the victim through the window.

The victim was taken to the Queen Elizabeth UniversityHospital for treatment to serious facial injuries. Medical staff describe his condition as stable.

Detectives, who are treating the incident has attempted murder, then received a report at around 7pm of a vehicle on fire in a path near to Cathkin Golf Club. This vehicle is believed to be the BMW involved in the incident.

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Detective Inspector Alan MacDonald, from Cambuslang CID, said: “I would like to reassure members of the public that we believe this was a targeted attack on the victim and extensive enquiries are underway to establish why this happened and who is responsible.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of East Kilbride Road, near to Taylors Veterinary Practice between 5.15pm and 5.45pm, or Cathkin Road near to the golf club between 5.15pm and 7.15pm, to contact police if they saw or heard anything at all suspicious.

“I would also ask any motorists with dashcams who were in either area at the relevant times to please check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance to the investigation.

“This crime will understandably be causing concern to the local community and there will be additional patrols in the area to provide reassurance. I would urge anyone with information or concerns to approach officers on patrol who will be happy to assist you.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Cambuslang CID via 101, quoting incident number 3325 of Monday 3 December 2018. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”