The Edinburgh Police Division reported an incident on Chester Street in Edinburgh’s West End neighborhood around 8 p.m. local time. They found Welsh seriously injured in the street and said he died at the scene. The Scotsman, Scotland’s national newspaper, confirmed his death, and reported a neighborhood resident saying the gunshot wound was to Welsh’s head. Police are treating the death as suspicious and are asking witnesses to contact them with any relevant information.
Besides appearing as gangland kingpin Doyle in Danny Boyle’s “Trainspotting” sequel in 2017, Welsh also appeared on “Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men” on Bravo in 2009. The documentary series profiled some of the most dangerous men in the United Kingdom, and Welsh was featured on the sixth episode of the second season.