Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man seriously hurt in Chandler's Ford air gun shooting

Colton Copse in Chandler's Ford Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was injured in Colton Copse in Chandler's Ford

A man has suffered a life-threatening chest injury after being shot with an air gun.

The 38-year-old was hit by an air pellet at Colton Copse in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, shortly before 20:00 GMT on Sunday.

A 25-year-old man, from Eastleigh, has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is being questioned.

The injured man was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he is in a stable condition.

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