A teenager has been arrested after residents and businesses were shot at with a paintball gun in Broadstairs and Ramsgate last night (February 16).
Officers, including two armed police who were already in the area, responded to several reports from those targeted by a person in a black car.
One witness said: “Someone in a black Golf was driving around Broadstairs and Ramsgate shooting paint pellets indiscriminately at residents and businesses,
“Reports were made to the police from 7pm and the car was eventually stopped by armed police at around 11:30pm at McDonalds.
“For more than four hours this car was driven around the island shooting at people despite the town’s CCTV and police being notified.”
A Kent Police spokesman said: “At 11.20pm on Saturday 16 February Kent Police officers arrested a man at a car park in Margate Road, Broadstairs, following a number of reports of paintballs being fired from a car at residents and property in the local area.”
A 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of cannabis. He remains in custody pending further enquiries.