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Murder investigation under way after man shot dead while walking dog

A murder investigation is under way after a man was shot dead while walking his dog.

Brian Low, 65, was gunned down in the Pitilie area on the outskirts of Aberfeldy at around 8.30am on Saturday 17 February, Police Scotland said.

Emergency services attended, but Mr Low, of Aberfeldy, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are treating the death as murder following a post-mortem examination.

The force said Mr Low’s family are being supported by specialist officers and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Macdougall, of the major investigation team, said: “Our thoughts are with Brian’s family at this very difficult time and we are doing all we can to get them answers.

“We have been carrying out extensive enquiries since Brian’s death and detectives are working alongside uniformed officers to establish the full circumstances.”

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Mr Low was walking his black Labrador along a remote track when he was shot.

DCI Macdougall is urging anyone with information about the incident, including photographs, CCTV or dashcam footage, to come forward.

He added: “Please do not assume that the police already know the information you have.”

An online portal has been set up for members of the public to submit information in regards to the case.

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Local Area Commander Greg Burns added: “I understand this is an extremely concerning incident for this small, rural community.

“I want to take this opportunity to reassure people that we are working round the clock to find out what happened to Brian.

“We will have additional high-visibility patrols in the area and you will see significant police activity over the coming days.

“Anyone with any concerns can approach these officers at any time.”

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