GUNSHOTS have been fired twice at a block of Edinburgh flats in one morning, in what police say was a "targeted attack". 

Police were called to an incident on Greendykes Road at about 10:15am on Thursday.

Further investigation found that gunshots were also fired towards the property just after 3am the same morning.

Police are appealing for information as CCTV footage revealed a man on an electric motorcycle with a pillion passenger - another person sat on the motorcycle - was seen in the area at the time of both incidents.

There were no injuries in either shooting but windows were damaged.

Detective Sergeant Gavin Howat, Gayfield CID, said: “Whilst this may have been intended as a targeted attack, the fact is that a number of shots were fired indiscriminately.

"The second incident was in broad daylight and there were people in the street at the time. Thankfully no one was injured but this was a reckless act with no regard for members of the public.

“It is imperative that we find those responsible and for that we need the help of the local community. I know that people may be reluctant to come forward and so I would encourage the use of Crimestoppers where information can be given anonymously.

“Officers have been in the area since the attack checking CCTV and speaking to local residents. From our enquiries so far we believe that there was male on an electric motorcycle with a pillion passenger around the time of both incidents.

"On the second occasion they were seen to make off towards Craigmillar Castle Avenue. I am keen to hear from anyone who has private CCTV or doorbell camera footage, or from motorists driving on Greendykes Road or the surrounding roads between 3am and 3.30am, and 10am and 10.30am.

"Their footage could prove very useful to our enquiry. High visibility officers remain on patrol in the area, and I would urge people to speak to officers with regard to any concerns or provide information.”