Schoolgirl is shot in the legs

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A 14-year-old schoolgirl was shot in the legs with a pellet gun in the Laurelbank area of Dunmurry on Saturday.

At approximately 9.30am police arrested a 16-year-old male on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Inspector Jamie Hughes said: “Police received a report that a 14-year-old girl had been shot in the legs with a pellet gun in the Laurelbank area of Dunmurry on Saturday, at approximately 8pm.

“A 16-year-old male presented himself at Woodbourne Police Station the following morning and was arrested. The 16-year-old has been reported to the Public Prosecution Service.”