Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton girl, six, shot with air rifle

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."

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