13-year-old girl shot in face with air gun in Edinburgh street

A YOUNG girl was shot in the face with an air gun in a row between gangs of youths.

The 13-year-old suffered a minor injury to her nose yesterday afternoon in Pilton Gardens.

She is understood to have been caught up in a disturbance between groups of teens.

The pellet is understood to have left a red mark on her nose which is expected to heal within days.

The girl miraculously avoided serious injury as the pellet missed her eyes by millimetres.


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Police confirmed officers are investigating and that "inquiries are ongoing".

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.