Boys shot with BB gun while playing on Exmouth green

Three boys have been shot at with a BB gun while playing in Devon.

The boys - aged six, 10 and 13 - were playing on a green in Cheshire Road in Exmouth when they were shot at by a young man at about 1930 BST on Tuesday.

One boy was hit in the stomach and another on the hip, but no-one was seriously injured.

It is believed the shooter was standing in the communal area of nearby flats. The man was described as being aged between 18 and 20.

Police said they were trying to trace the man and he was described as having a slim to medium build, a shaved head, and was wearing a distinctive black jacket with red panels underneath each arm.

He may also have been wearing a scarf over the lower part of his face.

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