A boy was taken to hospital yesterday after being shot by air gun pellets in Crawley yesterday afternoon, another boy was also injured but not taken to hospital.
The two boys, aged 11 and 12, were playing football with friends in Oak Way, Northgate, Crawley, when they were hit by air gun pellets, police have said.
The incident happened just after midday yesterday, August 26, an 11-year old was hit once in the arm and the 12-year old was hit once in the leg.
Crawley police said
“The 11-year-old was treated for his injuries at Crawley Hospital. The 12-year-old did not require hospital treatment
A local man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and of firing an air weapon in public.