COPS are appealing for information after a man was shot in what is believed to have been a targeted attack.

An area in rural Bridge of Weir was sealed off following the shooting on Tuesday, October 31 at around 2.30pm.

A 41-year-old man was working on a car within a farmyard at Crosslee Farm when he was shot from behind.

He was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, where medical staff describe his condition as stable.

Police believe the incident was a targeted attack and it is being treated as attempted murder.

Enquiries carried out so far have revealed a dark green coloured, saloon type car, occupied by three or four men, was seen in the area and made off immediately after the shooting, towards Barochan Road (B789).

Officers will be checking CCTV footage in the surrounding areas for additional information on the car and the occupants.

Detective Chief Inspector Fil Capaldi said:

"The motive for this attack is not clear, however we do believe the victim was the intended target.

"While the farm is in a rural location, there were several people visiting the farm for various reasons throughout the morning and afternoon and I am appealing to anyone who was there and who may have seen the car or has any information that could assist our enquiries to get in touch."

Anyone with any information is asked to call officers at Paisley Police Station, quoting incident number 1793 of 31 October 2017. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.