An 18-year-old man from Dorchester has been arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence following a shooting incident near Dorchester. He is currently assisting officer with their inquiries.
Dorset Police was called at 9pm on Sunday 9 May by the ambulance service to a report that a man had been shot with a BB gun at an address on Long Ash Lane near to Wardon Hill.
The victim – a man in his 20s – was taken to hospital for treatment. He sustained minor injuries.
The arrested man and the victim are known to each other.
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