Southampton girl, six, shot with air rifle
- 8 October 2013
- From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight
A six-year-old girl has been shot with an air rifle in Hampshire.
Police said the girl was wounded in Wood Close, Sholing, in Southampton, on Sunday afternoon and a search for the gunman is under way.
The girl has undergone an operation at Southampton General Hospital to remove the pellet from her ankle.
A Hampshire Police spokesman said: "This is a very disturbing incident concerning a young child and we want to get to the bottom of what happened."