Man (58) arrested over air rifle shooting

Brunswick Street, Nelson. Photo: Google.
Brunswick Street, Nelson. Photo: Google.
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A man has been arrested in connection with an incident where two men were reportedly hit by an air rifle pellet in Nelson.

The 58-year-old man is currently in custody and a weapon has been seized.

The first incident happened shortly before 9-30pm on Sunday, August 16th, when the victim, a 58-year-old man, was hit in the back of his head as he was getting into his car on a car park in Brunswick Street having just left the mosque.

A similar incident occurred on the same car park at around 7-15pm on Monday when a 56-year-old man was hit by a pellet in his neck as he was on his way to the mosque.