Trainspotting 2 star Bradley Welsh has been shot dead in Edinburgh, according to reports. 

Here's everything we know so far. 

Emergency services rushed to the scene at Chester Street in the Capital around 8pm, with armed police and a dog unit also attending following reports of a shooting.

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A man reported to be Bradley Welsh, was found at the scene with serious injuries. He died at the scene.

Chester Street remains closed following the incident. A number of tributes have been left at the scene. 

Police have now launched a murder investigation, and have confirmed there will be a higher police presence in the area.

Detective superintendent Allan Burton said: "At this time our deepest sympathies are with this man's family and a significant inquiry is now underway to trace everyone who was involved in the murder.

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"I would ask that anyone who was within Chester Street, or the West End of Edinburgh on Wednesday evening, and who saw anyone, or anything suspicious, to contact the police immediately.

"Part of this investigation will focus on obtaining CCTV from nearby homes and businesses and we would also urge any motorists who were in the area and may have relevant dash-cam footage to share this with us.

"Murders remain extremely rare in the Capital, and such incidents where a firearm are used are even more uncommon. However, we wish to reassure the public that considerable resources are being dedicated to this inquiry and we are treating this matter with the utmost seriousness."

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According to reports, two people are understood to have identified themselves as family members to police at the scene.

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Anyone with information is being urged to contact police. 

Irvine Welsh has led tributes to Bradley Welsh saying: "Bradley John Welsh, my heart is broken. Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. Thanks for making me a better person and helping me to see the world in a kinder and wiser way." 

Edinburgh boxer Jason Easton said: "I can’t believe the news I’ve just heard of Brad Welsh! Absolutely heartbroken he was truest a gentleman and always looked after me before turning pro. Rest easy big guy."