POLICE have issued a statement after a man was shot dead outside a Scottish pub on Hogmanay.

Reports on New Year’s Day named the fatality as Marc Webley, while officers said later the same day that a second man was also hospitalised.

Police said the incident, which is believed to have happened outside the Anchor Inn on Edinburgh's Granton Road shortly before midnight on December 31, was being treated as murder.

A 38-year-old man was taken to hospital and pronounced dead shortly after following a “firearms incident”, officers said.

A 39-year-old man remains in hospital “in a serious but stable condition”.

Road closures remain in place on Granton Road and Granton Crescent while police enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances.

Detective Superintendent Graham Grant said: “This is believed to have been a targeted incident and our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of both men involved.

“Enquiries are at a very early stage to establish the full circumstances surrounding what happened, and while officers have already gathered CCTV and spoken to various people who were in the area at the time, I’d urge anyone with information who hasn’t yet spoken to us to come forward.

“In particular if anyone has private CCTV, doorbell footage or dashcam of the Granton Crescent/Road area around the time of the incident, please bring it to our attention.

“This incident will undoubtedly have caused concern in the local community and officers will be carrying out extra patrols of the area and I’d like to reassure the public that everything possible is being done to trace whoever is responsible.”

Webley, who was convicted of being involved in a gangland shooting in 2005, was celebrating with friends when he was shot in the gang-related attack, the Daily Record reported.

His brother Don posted a picture of him on Facebook on New Year’s Day, with many people leaving messages of condolence.

Edinburgh lottery winner Jane Park also posted a tribute to the 36-year-old.

Webley had been in a relationship with Park – who won £1 million on the EuroMillions when she was 17 in 2013 – until recently, it is understood.

Posting on her Instagram story, she said: “I can’t believe I’m writing this, we spoke yesterday.

“If I could cuddle you again and tell you everything is going to be OK I would give anything to do it, Marc.”

Police said that anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting reference 3819 of 31 December. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.