UPDATE: Free runners in hospital after Horsham shooting


Two free runners have been injured after reports of a shooting in Horsham yesterday (Sunday August 11), say Sussex Police.

The incident took place in Market Square.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 5.15pm.

An air rifle has been recovered from a nearby address.

Paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) treated the two men, aged 19 and 21, for abdominal and arm puncture wounds at the scene before they were taken to hospital.

One person has been arrested, police have confirmed.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “A man was arrested after a group of young men free running in Horsham reported being hit by air gun pellets.

“Police were called to the scene in Market Square at 5.15pm on Sunday (August 11) and quickly identified a 47-year-old man from Horsham who was arrested on suspicion of GBH. An air rifle was removed from a nearby address.

“Two of the men, aged 19 and 21, were taken to the East Surrey Hospital for treatment to wounds caused by the pellets.

“The man remained in custody on Monday morning (August 12).”