Man shot in head with air rifle in Plymouth car park

Man shot in head with air rifle in Plymouth car park

Man shot in head with air rifle in Plymouth car park

First published in Devon

A man in his 60's was shot in the head by an air rifle while in a Plymouth car park.

Two local men aged 21 and 19 yrs were arrested in connection with the incident and have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A police spokesman said: "At around 3.10pm on Wednesday, June 4 officers attended a report of a man been shot with an air pellet in a car park at William Prance Road, at Derriford, Plymouth.

"A man, aged in his 60’s was shot in the head and was taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment.

"Following a search in near-by woods a police dog found a .22 air rifle and a 177 air rifle together with 2 boxes of pellets."

The victim has been discharged from hospital.

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