A man has died following a shooting at a house in North Ayrshire.

Police Scotland said a search is ongoing in Ardrossan for the suspect.

The force said a gunman went into a house in the town’s Nithsdale Road at around 4.50pm.

Two people were inside the house when he fired the gun and one, a 42-year-old man, died shortly after from serious injuries.

Ardrossan fatal shooting
Police remained at the scene on Sunday night (Laura Paterson/PA)

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Around 4.50pm on Sunday, 24 May, 2020 a 42-year-old man and 46-year-old woman were within a house in Nithsdale Road, Ardrossan when a man entered the house and discharged what is believed to be a firearm before leaving the house.

“The 42-year-old man was then found with serious injuries and died at the scene a short time later.

“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and we are currently searching the surrounding area for the suspect and viewing CCTV in the area.”

Several police vehicles were at the scene and the street was cordoned off at Lawson Drive and Burns Terrace.

Police officers remained in place at either end of the cordon on Sunday night.