POLICE have confirmed three reports of individuals being hit by a 'suspected BB gun'.

The attacks took place on Market Place and Rodden Road in Frome in the evening of Wednesday, June 5.

Among the victims was popular Northern Irish folk singer and Frome resident Cara Dillon, who claims she was 'shot in the face multiple times'.

Sharing an update on X after the attack, she said: "Sam and I were walking to meet friends for dinner in the town centre and were on the corner of Bath Street and Cork Street at 7pm when a vehicle drove past with the window down.

"We both heard an automatic BB or airsoft gun fire about eight to 12 shots, and I was hit in the face several times.

"My left eyeball was hit, my cheek, and around my eye.

"It felt like someone had thrown a handful of stones at me, it was very painful."

"I was in tears, and I couldn't open my eye."Singer Cara Dillon was left 'in tears' after being shot several times.Singer Cara Dillon was left 'in tears' after being shot several times. (Image: Bryan Ledgard)

Cara went on to say she was helped by a 'nice lady' whilst the police were called.

She said she woke up the following morning with a sore eye, headache, and bruise on her cheek. 

The singer also had 'lots of tests' done on her eye by an optician, but has been assured that 'everything seems fine'.

A photograph shared by Ms Dillon shows four gel-like pellets held in her hand shortly after the attack, which left her feeling 'ok but really, really shocked'.

In response to the situation, a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "Officers are investigating three reports of individuals being hit by a suspected BB gun pellet in Market Place and Rodden Road in Frome.

"Thankfully, we do not believe anyone has been seriously injured or required any medical treatment and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

"We are asking anyone with any information to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting reference 5224144931 to the call handler."