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Update on reported shootings in Lancing

01 Jan, 2018 10:53 News

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

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.

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, has been released under investigation.

A 15-year-old boy from Lancing, arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of an imitation firearm and criminal damage, has also been released under investigation.

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