At approximately 8.30pm last Saturday night, a woman aged in her 40s was shot in the back of the leg with a pellet gun.
The woman required the pellet to be surgically removed at hospital.
Constable Thomas Smyth said: “This is a timely reminder that pellet guns can cause serious injury or damage if put in the wrong hands.
“They are not a toy and police would like to remind members of the public to always use them with care and caution.
“Parents should be aware that pellet guns are potentially lethal weapons which should not be put into the hands of children.
“I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact Tennent Street Police Station on the non emergency number 101.
“Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”