Fife schoolboy struck by laughing thugs with air gun



A Fife schoolboy with learning difficulties was targeted by callous thugs who shot him in the neck with an air gun.

The shot was fired from a passing van and the louts laughed as the 16-year-old boy was struck.

Police were called to the scene in Rosslyn Street, Kirkcaldy, near the ice rink, at around 2pm yesterday.

The Viewforth High pupil was walking in the street as a black Transit van drove alongside him then a plastic bullet was fired and struck him on the neck.

The youngster went home and told his parents, “someone shot me in the neck” and there was a mark on the left hand side of his neck.

The boy’s mum said the boy was returning home from school at lunchtime to collect his football.

She went on, “When he came home from school he said ‘someone shot me in the neck’ and he had a mark on the left-hand side of his neck. The pellet has just touched his neck but left a mark.

“He told me two young men had driven past him and the one in the passenger seat had fired a pellet gun at him. He said they were laughing at him at the time and that the gun was shaped like a hand gun.”

She added, “I’m disgusted that an adult man could do this to a child.”  

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Fife are investigating after a teenager was injured by an air weapon in Kirkcaldy.


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