Woman hurt in drive-by shooting

Police think an air pistol or BB gun (pictured here) was used

Police think an air pistol or BB gun (pictured here) was used

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A WOMAN was shot at by a gun-toting yob as she walked through Blackpool town centre.

The 32-year-old victim, was waiting to cross the road on Grosvenor Street ,at the junction of Caunce Street, when she was attacked.

Without warning, the woman felt a sharp pain in her left cheekbone and realised she had been shot at with either a pellet or BB gun by someone in a passing black car.

The terrifying incident happened between 2pm and 2.15pm on Friday.

The victim was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Doctors confirmed she had not suffered any fractures, but did suffer swelling to her left eye.

Police and are now appealing for anyone who saw the incident to contact them.

Anybody with any information is urged to contact Blackpool Police on 0845 1253545 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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