Two Die In Shooting On East Kilbride Farm

A father has been shot dead and his son seriously injured in a farm shooting in which a third man also died.
Emergency services were called to Meadowhead Farm near East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire, just after 8am.
Police have not identified the dead pair, but one of the men who died is 59-year-old Peter Thompson, according to Sky sources, who was found on the farm.
A 53-year-old man who also died has not yet been named. He had a firearms licence and was found nearby in a vehicle.
Mr Thompson's 36-year-old son, John, suffered a leg injury when he was shot. He left the scene to drive to the nearest pub to raise the alarm and was found by police on a road.
He is now reportedly being treated for serious injuries in hospital, but he is expected to live.
Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and no danger is posed to the public.
Meadowhead Farm is a licensed equestrian centre which offers riding lessons and treks.
A statement on the centre's Facebook page said the centre was closed.
Messages of condolence were posted on the site below the statement.
A floral tribute left at the scene read: "RIP Peter. A true gentleman. You will be sadly missed."
Sky's Jane Chilton, in South Lanarkshire, said there had been reports that Peter Thompson had been involved in a dispute over plans to expand his equestrian centre. "There were very strong objections to these plans and it all revolved around an access road," she said.


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