Police hunt for boys after man shot with air gun in Gloucester
TWO boys are being sought by police after a man was shot with an air gun in Gloucester.
Police are appealing for information about the incident, which happened between 4pm and 4.30pm on Saturday August 10.
The victim, a 24-year-old Gloucester man, was walking along Reservoir Road with his dog, around 300 to 400 yards from the Eastern Avenue roundabout, when he felt a sudden pain to his ear and fell to the ground.
It was later established he had been hit by a pellet from an air gun.
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Luckily, while the pellet lodged in the victim’s ear canal, it is not believed it will cause any long-term damage.
Two boys, described as white and around 12 years old, were seen running from the scene, while a third male was spotted at a distance.
House to house and other inquiries have been carried out and now officers are appealing to the public for help.
Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 276 of August 11. They can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.