A woman was shot in the neck in York by someone using what was thought to be an air rifle, police have said.
The attack happened as the victim walked through the car park at the Spar store in Heworth at about 18:00 GMT on Sunday 4 February.
The woman was treated for a puncture wound and for swelling to her neck, North Yorkshire Police said.
A member of the public who helped the victim but left before officers arrived was asked to contact police.
Anyone else who saw what happened, or who had information about the incident, was also asked to get in touch with the North Yorkshire force.