Man arrested after two boys shot with air rifle near primary school

Man arrested after two boys shot with air rifle near primary school

Man arrested after two boys shot with air rifle near primary school

A man, 47, has been arrested after two boys were shot with an air rifle while playing football near a West Sussex primary school. 

The boys, aged 11 and 12, were hit with air gun pellets just after 12pm on Thursday playing on an open ground in Oak Way. 

The 11-year-old was hit in the arm and has been taken to hospital for treatment. The 12-year-old was hit in the leg. 

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police made immediate inquiries and a 47-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and of firing an air weapon in public.

“He is currently in custody for interview and further inquiries.

“Officers seized an air rifle at a local address for examination.”

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