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Published on December 14th, 2012 | by Steph Clarke


Teens arrested after elderly woman shot in head at New Cross hospital

Police have arrested two teenage boys on suspicion of assault after an air weapon was fired several times at Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital yesterday afternoon (13 December).

Pellets struck two people as well as a nearby bus shelter at around 1:20pm.

One of the victims, a 77-year-old woman, was walking across the hospital car park when she was shot in the back of the head. The pellet was removed at the hospital and she was discharged later in the day.

A 25-year-old member of staff at the hospital was also struck by a pellet but was not injured.

Two 13-year-olds were arrested nearby and an air weapon as well as ammunition was seized by officers.

Both have been released on police bail with strict conditions pending further enquiries.

Chief Inspector Darren Walsh said: “This was a random and indiscriminate attack on visitors to a busy hospital; somewhere people should feel particularly safe and secure.

“My thoughts are with the elderly lady who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time yesterday – I hope she makes a speedy recovery.

“I know people are going to be shocked by what has happened but this is being treated as a one-off incident.

“I hope visitors to the hospital are reassured that two people have been arrested and a weapon has been seized.”

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