Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh shot dead in Edinburgh

Bradley Welsh 

Bradley Welsh 

Police at the scene of the shooting of Trainspotting 2 movie actor Bradley Welsh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday April 18, 2019.

A Police Scotland statement said: "On arrival of emergency services, a man was found seriously injured in the street and sadly passed away at the scene".

"His partner and young child were in the house at the time this happened".

The incident took place at about 8 p.m. United Kingdom time on Wednesday.

Fans of ITV's The Chase were in shock as the news broke, mistakenly believing it was quiz show host Bradley Walsh who had been gunned down.

"Their whole world has been turned upside down by the actions of an individual last night".

According to police in Edinburgh, the death is being treated as suspicious and an investigation is underway.

"We will be conducting a fingerprint examination of the railings and premises and fixed furniture round about the entrance to the apartment, looking for fingerprints and DNA".

Wednesday 10pm: Forensics are seen entering the basement flat to search for evidence.

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Despite having no previous acting experience, Welsh played gangster Doyle in T2 Trainspotting alongside alongside Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller.

Danny Dyer, who starred alongside Bradley Welsh in Danny Dyer's Deadliest Men, wrote a fitting tribute to the star.

Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh paid an emotional tribute to his friend Welsh on Twitter. Goodbye my wonderful and handsome friend. "Our coach, our motivator but most importantly our friend, Brad Welsh".

"He just kept his head down, looking after his kids and his fiance".

She added: "I was in the kitchen and heard a bang. It's not sunk in yet".

One resident said he was told someone had been shot in the head and people were instructed to stay indoors as the street was cordoned off.

"Edinburgh remains a safe place to live, work and visit".

Ch Insp David Robertson, local area commander for Edinburgh city centre, added: "We recognise and understand the profound impact this incident will have had, both on those connected to the victim and to the local community of the west end".

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