One man was killed in a collection of shootouts round Skye, with three others injured, which police have named.
John McKinnon died Wednesday morning after a gunshot fired at a property in Tengu on Skye.
Earlier, a 32-year-old lady was injured in an incident in Tarskavig, about eight miles away.
Later, in Dorney on the western highland mainland, a gun was fired and each a person and lady aged 63 years had been wounded.
He’s domestically named as John Don Mackenzie and Fay Mackenzie.
A 39-year-old man has been arrested in reference to all of the incidents, to which police stated they imagine they’re related.
Nicola Sturgeon stated communities affected by the occasions in and round Sky can be feeling a way of “devastation”.
When requested concerning the occasions, when he visited a church group in Forfar, Angus on Thursday, the First Minister stated: “My condolences are with these instantly affected by a horrific incident on Skye.
“I need to give the energy to really feel to the people and households who should have been devastated by what has occurred.
“Clearly, the type of incidents that occurred yesterday would have been horrific and disastrous in any a part of the nation.
“However the type of communities we’re speaking about listed here are small, close-knit communities and the sense of devastation will likely be felt much more intensely.”
She stated: “I do know, everybody throughout Scotland should be fascinated with the communities affected on Skye.”
The unhappy information rising at Sky and Lochlash is solely devastating. West Highland communities are so carefully intertwined it could principally shatter us. We grieve with these concerned. /1
— Kate Forbes MSP (@_KateForbes) 10 August 2022
Scotland’s Finance Secretary Kate Forbes described the information as “one of many worst days within the historical past of Sky and Lochlash”.
MSP for Skye, Lochber and Badenoch stated: “The West Highland communities are intertwined, we’re heat and welcoming, and it’ll principally shatter us.
“It appears like our very coronary heart is damaged.
“Me and I am certain many others by no means thought we would see such a horrible day.”
Mr Blackford, MP for Ross, Skye and Lochber, stated he was one in all many locally who had been horrified by the assaults.
Talking after Wednesday’s occasions, he stated: “For individuals to listen to the information of right now’s occasions which have occurred on three separate events, I feel it actually stuns the place, it makes individuals Stunning that such incidents can occur.
“It is a horrible, horrible day that this stuff have come to Skye and Lochlash.
“It takes a while for a few of these communities to recuperate from this and it is actually essential that we be sure all of the assist is there for the households.”
Gordon Matheson, an area resident in Tengu, stated the day was “very tough” for the neighborhood.
“At present there’s a big loss to the households,” he stated.
Sky Councilor John Finlayson described the information as unhappy for the neighborhood.
He stated: “I understand how shut and big-hearted the communities are at Sky and Lochlash and we’ll come collectively to assist one another by means of this devastating time.
“I need to thank the emergency providers for the whole lot they’ve carried out, and proceed to do, and our ideas and prayers are with all of the households affected by right now’s occasions which have drastically affected everybody in our communities. Hit arduous.
Talking to Good Morning Scotland on Thursday, Mr Findlayson stated: “I’ve by no means identified tragedy like this and there are two communities affected right here: one on Skye and one on the mainland.
“I do not assume anybody on Sky or Lochlash would have anticipated it.
“From what I heard, there have been numerous ambulances, police, fireplace service and helicopters within the space.
“Everybody was actually fearful. Lots of people did not respect what was taking place.
“Now that we’re extra conscious of the tragic circumstances, I feel everybody continues to be in shock and it’s unbelievable.
“It is a unhappy day, it is a unhappy day and a really tough day for all of us.”