Posted: Wed 5th Mar 2014

WEPRE PARK SHOOTING: 16 year old girl ‘extremely fortunate’ not have been killed.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 5th, 2014

Police say the teenage girl hit in the shoulder with an air gun pellet is lucky to be alive.

Wepre park

Wepre park

North Wales Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses following an incident in Wepre Park, on Saturday March 1. 

The 16 year old was walking her pet dog in Wepre Park between 1pm and 4pm was hit in the shoulder by an airgun pellet.

Four or five males were on the path ahead of her at the time when the air weapon was fired.

She remains in hospital in Chester and although she is expected to make a recovery she will have to undergo a period of rehabilitation.

 Detective Inspector Tim Evans said;

“The pellet passed by vital organs and we are extremely fortunate not to be investigating a fatality.  Expectations are for a recovery, but hours of rehabilitation lie ahead. 

 “It is unknown at this time whether the shooting was accidental or deliberate.  There will be people in the community who know those involved and we would urge them to come forward with information. 

 “This is a popular park so we would again ask anyone who was in park between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday and particularly those in the vicinity of Ewloe Castle, who may have seen anything, to contact us. 

 “In the meantime we are supporting the victim and her family, carrying out house to house inquiries and providing extra patrols in the area.”

 

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote reference RC14030933.

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