A 15-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after he was shot in the face with a BB gun.
The incident happened in Ryton Street, Worksop, at around 2.30pm yesterday (18 October).
Police arrived within minutes and found the young victim with two blisters – one on his check and the other on his arm – having been hit by ball bearings.
Enquiries led to the arrest of a 29-year-old man on suspicion of assault and possession of an imitation firearm.
Detective Inspector Stuart Temple, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a shocking incident and it is lucky the victim was not more seriously injured.
“A suspect is now being questioned in connection with this incident and an imitation firearm has also been recovered.
“We will continue to take robust action against those who commit such offences however we encourage people to help us protect our communities by reporting any information about weapon-enabled crime to us.”
If you have any information about weapon-enabled crime call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency you should call 999.