Police in airgun incident probe

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

Police have launched an investigation after two teenagers were shot with an airgun.

The two males, aged 17 and 19, were attending a private function at Albert Park last Saturday (February 27) when they were hit by pellets to the body and leg.

Inspector Carol Wood said: “We’re investigating an air weapon being fired at members of the public at Albert Park on February 27.

“Between 8.30pm and 9pm, a 17-year-old man sustained an injury to his torso and a 18-year-old man sustained an injury to his right leg after being hit by pellets.

“Enquiries are ongoing and I’d urge anyone with information about this incident to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

New legislation will be in place from December 31 which requires owners to have a permit or certificate for air weapons. This is to ensure that their use is properly regulated and there is a legitimate reason for possessing them. Owners are able to apply for these from police from July 1.