UPDATE: Another youth arrested in connection with shooting of boy in Norwich
Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 12-year-old boy in Norwich on Saturday.
The boy spent Saturday night in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after the pellet, which was shot at him from woods at the back of Eaton Park, lodged in his elbow. Police linked the shooting to two other incidents in Bluebell Road, where the windows of a bus and a van were smashed by unknown objects.
Norfolk police said today that two 15-year-old boys from the local area and a 14-year-old boy from the Thetford area have been arrested.
A police spokesman said: “Two 15-year-olds from the local area and a 14-year-old boy from the Thetford area have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
“All three have been released on police bail until October 31.”
The air rifle has been recovered and police said investigations were ongoing in the area, and patrols would be carried out to reassure the public.
As reported, the victim’s father spoke to the Evening News and appealed for the public’s help in catching whoever was responsible.
He said his son was on his bike cycling home from playing football when he was shot at three times while in Bluebell Road. The first shot missed, but the second one hit him in the arm and they fired again after that.