Police are carrying out an investigation after a man was shot in the leg with an air rifle on a construction site in Knowle West on Monday (6 September).
The incident happened just after 5pm while the 68-year-old victim was working on the site in the Inns Court Avenue area and operating a JCB digger.
The man suffered a small puncture wound to his right leg, with the pellet remaining embedded in his calf. He attended a local hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.
PC Andrew Leitch said: “This is a concerning incident in which the victim was shot at while operating a mechanical digger. It was a mindless and reckless act which could have had serious consequences.
“We’re appealing for anyone in the community with information to come forward as soon as possible.”
Police are asking anyone who saw this incident, or has information on who was involved, to call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5221206581.
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