TRAGEDY On The Isle Of Skye As Gunman Goes On Rampage Killing One & Injuring Three

One man has been killed and three others injured as a gunman has carried out a number of shootings around the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

One man has died and three others have been injured in the shooting spree
One man has died and three others have been injured in the shooting spree

Scottish police initially responded to a call reporting that a 32-year-old woman had been injured at a property in Tarskavaig, on Skye, just before 9.00am, before being called to another incident in Teangue, approximately eight miles away at 9.30am. Authorities confirmed that a 47-year-old man had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene. The man who was killed has been named as John MacKinnon.

Another man was seriously injured in Dornie, near Kyle of Lochalsh on the Scottish Mainland in a further shooting. A man was seriously injured and transferred to a hospital in Inverness, while a woman was taken to a hospital on Skye.

Police said that the incidents were all linked and a 39-year-old man had been arrested - he was also taken to hospital.

John MacKinnon, 47, was killed in the shooting rampage
John MacKinnon, 47, was killed in the shooting rampage

Multiple ambulances, air ambulances, and special rapid retrieval emergency teams were all dispatched to the scenes.

Chief Superintendent Trickett said: "Incidents such as this are thankfully extremely rare but I understand that this will have a significant effect on the local community in these rural areas. "I would like to reassure people that we are treating these incidents as contained with no wider threat to the public. "There will be a significant police presence in the area over the coming days and we will be working with partners to provide support to the local community."

SNP MP for Ross, Skye, and Lochaber, Ian Blackford, spoke to BBC Scotland, he said: "As more details come to light, the response of the emergency services seems to have stopped this incident from spreading even further than it did. "Thank you for the work that you do."

Skye councillor John Finlayson spoke to the BBC, he said: "I've never known tragedy like this and there are two communities that have been affected here - one on Skye and one on the mainland. "So, it's a sad day, it's a tragic day, and it's a very tough day for us all.

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