The “horrific” attack occured shortly after 3pm this afternoon.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Smith of our Firearms Investigation Unit said: “We understand and share the disgust and disbelief that those in the community will feel to hear that such an incident has happened.
“For a gun to be fired in a residential area in broad daylight is awful, but thankfully the victim’s injuries do not appear to be serious.
“Nonetheless, this will have been a horrific experience and we’ll be speaking to her at the earliest opportunity to find out how she is.
More to follow…