25 Dec 2013

Police investigate air rifle shootings

10:20 am on 25 December 2013

Hamilton police are investigating after a man was shot with an air rifle outside a pizza takeaway outlet.

The man was standing outside Pizza Hut in the suburb of Claudelands when he was shot in the back with an air rifle about 7.45pm on Tuesday. Police say he required medical treatment.

Just 45 minutes earlier, a woman in River Road, also in Claudelands, narrowly missed being hit in the face when an air rifle was discharged.

A police spokesperson said both incidents were very dangerous because of the force of modern air rifles are capable of.