POLICE in Derry are investigating 14 pellet gun attacks in the city.
The majority of the attacks were launched from moving cars against their unsuspecting victims.
They happened in the city centre over a three-week period up until November 10, 2023.
One victim, musician Thomas Sweeney, told BBC News NI that he felt an “excruciating pain” after being targeted at the end of October.
He was hit in the ear as he and his band were loading up after a gig in Foyle Street.
Police Derry City and Strabane say they had taken action against a number of people suspected of involvement in the incidents.
Two have been issued with community resolution notices for assault and disorderly behaviour and another was cautioned for assault.
“The majority of these report the use of what was described as a ‘BB or pellet gun’ fired from moving vehicles,” a Police Derry City and Strabane spokesperson said.
Police added that pellet guns could cause “serious injury”.
Pellet or BB guns are not illegal.
However, it can be a criminal offence to use them to cause injury or damage to property.
Most of the recent attacks happened in and around the city centre area including William Street, Queens Quay, Strand Road, Foyle Street, Waterloo Street and the Diamond.