One particular person has died and three others have been injured throughout a collection of incidents on Wednesday. Emergency companies had been known as to stories of a girl, 32, being discovered severely injured in Tarskavaig, Skye, shortly earlier than 9am on Wednesday.
The girl was taken to the Queen Elizabeth College Hospital in Glasgow for remedy.
Officers had been then known as to the Teangue space of the island at 9.30am after a gun was fired.
Emergency companies 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 had been heard.
A person was discovered with critical accidents and has been taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and a girl, whose situation just isn’t identified, was taken to Broadford Hospital.
A 39-year-old man has since been arrested in reference to the three incidents, which police imagine are linked.
The suspect has additionally been taken to Raigmore Hospital.
Chief Superintendent Conrad Trickett, native policing commander for Highlands and Islands Division, stated there can be a major police presence within the space over the approaching days.
He added: “We can be working with companions to supply help to the area people.
“I want to reassure those that we’re treating these incidents as contained with no wider menace to the general public.”
He requested any members of the general public who imagine they might have any info which may assist police enquiries to name 101, quoting reference 0713 of 10 August, 2022.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed 4 individuals had been taken to hospital following the spate of incidents.
The rescue operation noticed a number of ambulances, air ambulances and particular speedy retrieval emergency groups, that are solely summoned for incidents in rural places when persons are in vital want of medical consideration.
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.”
Ms Forbes, who has simply given beginning to a child woman, added: “I can’t start to think about what the household and buddies of those that have misplaced a liked one are going by, 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 this can shatter us to the core.
“It seems like our very coronary heart has been ripped aside.
“I, and I’m certain many others, by no means thought we might see such an terrible day.”
Ian Blackford, SNP MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, stated it was very regarding information and that his ideas had been with all these affected.
In a tweet, he stated: “As extra particulars come to mild, the response of the emergency companies appears to have stopped this incident spreading even additional than it did.
“Thanks for the work that you simply do.”
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.