Police in Ballymena are investigating an incident where a girl was shot in the face with a pellet gun on Wednesday (July 31st).
In a PSNI press release, Constable Cinnamond said: “At approximately 3pm in the Orkney Drive area a teenage girl was injured after being struck on the face with a pellet believed to have been fired from an airgun. A short time later the kitchen window of the victim’s home was damaged after it was shot by a pellet gun.
“We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, which we are treating as a hate crime, or anyone with any information, to please call 101 quoting reference number 1414 31/08/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”
Meanwhile, the PSNI Ballymena Facebook page said: ‘Were you in the park at Orkney Drive in Ballymena around 3pm on Wednesday (31st). A teenage girl was injured by a pellet fired from an airgun. Her home was also damaged. We are treating this as a hate crime and appealing for anyone with information to contact us. You can call us anytime on 101 quoting reference number 1414 of 31/7/19’.