Two boys, aged 12 and 15, are shot in north west London as police hunt for their attacker
- Scotland Yard said officers were called to Harrow, north west London, on Sunday
- Police officers found a 15-year-old boy with a gun shot wound at around 1.17pm
- Two minutes later, a 12-year-old was treated for gunshot wounds nearby
Two boys, aged 12 and 15, were shot in broad daylight on a busy London high street on Sunday.
Scotland Yard said officers were called to Wealdstone High Street in Harrow, north west London, at 1.17pm.
A 15-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound.
Two boys, aged 12 and 15, were shot in broad daylight in Wealdstone High Street in Harrow
Two minutes later, a 12-year-old boy, was found nearby – and also treated for gunshot wounds.
Both boys were taken to hospital and police said they await details of their condition.
No arrests have been made and no firearm has been recovered, police said.
Harrow Police tweeted that Wealdstone High Street and Palmerston Road are closed whilst police deal with the incident.
They urged the public to avoid the area.
Both boys were taken to hospital and police said they await details of their condition
Ajay Ramesh Vaghela said police closed a small section of the road by Specsavers.
‘I was going to the gym and saw the police cars there. I asked police what happened and they said they’d been reports of a shooting,’ he told The Mirror.
Kebab shop manager Cemalettin SimSek added: ‘I didn’t see anything to do with the shooting because I was working, but then at around 1.30pm I saw loads of police appear in the High Street, too many of them.’
It comes after a 17-year-old boy was shot dead in broad daylight near his home in Southwark on Saturday.
Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, 17 who was shot dead in south London on Saturday evening
Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton – who rapped under the name GB – was discovered with critical injuries on Warham Street after officers were called to reports of gunshots on nearby Cooks Road shortly after 6pm.
Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance went to the scene, but the teenager was pronounced dead just before 7pm.
The incidents are the latest in a spate of violent crimes in the capital, as police investigate more than 60 alleged murders so far this year.
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