Boys Arrested Over BB Gun Attack

30 December 2017, 07:45 | Updated: 30 December 2017, 07:47

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Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a number of reported shootings in Lancing.

Shortly before 6.40pm on Friday (29 December), police received a report of a boy having been shot with a BB gun in North Road.

The 12-year-old victim was left shaken but not seriously hurt. He was treated by paramedics for a superficial neck injury.

Following this, police received further reports of shots being fired at three separate addresses in the town, causing damage. No further injuries were reported.

The NPAS helicopter assisted officers in an extensive search of the area, which led to the arrest of two youths.

We would like to thank the public for their support and reassure them that the matter has come to a conclusion.

A 17-year-old boy from Lancing, arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and three counts of criminal damage, remains in police custody at this stage.

A 15-year-old boy from Lancing, arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage, also remains in police custody.

From Sussex Police