Police probe after gang violence turns streets into 'war zone'

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Police are continuing to investigate a "targeted attack" which left a city street looking like a "war zone".

Three men were taken to hospital after violence erupted in Frankfield Road in the Stepps area of Glasgow on Sunday.

Witnesses said the street became a "war zone" after the altercation between two rival gangs.

Emergency vehicles and a police helicopter were scrambled to the scene where two vans had been set alight.

The crime scene
(Andrew Milligan/PA)

Detective Superintendent Stephen Grant, of Police Scotland, said: "Officers are continuing inquiries after three men were left injured in what we understand is a targeted attack in the Cardowan area. These three men are in a stable condition.

"This was a brazen incident on Frankfield Road, involving a number of vehicles being set alight

"A substantial police response followed the initial reports."

Door-to-door inquiries were being carried out as police sought to reassure residents.

The crime scene
(Andrew Milligan/PA)

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the 101 number or information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.