Two boys and possibly three were injured in Harrow after a shotgun shooting
On Sunday May 6th at 13:15 the police were called to the Wealdstone High Street after reports of a person who had been shot.
A 15 year old boy was found with head injuries caused by shotgun pellets, the London Ambulance service took the 15 year old to a central London hospital where his condition was deemed not life-threatening; he is currently still being kept in the hospital.
Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Rose of Harrow Borough Commander said: “It would appear that the first victim was approached by two male suspects, one in possession of a shotgun – and shots were fired injuring him and an entirely innocent member of the public.”
Around four minutes later the LAS informed the police that there were reports of a second injured boy at a different point on the high street.
The thirteen year old (who was originally believed to be 12) had a shotgun pellet wound to the head, he was then taken to a West London hospital and his injuries were also deemed not life-threatening and has since been discharged.
The thirteen year old is being treated as an innocent bystander and police believe that he was hit by pellets from the shooting minutes earlier.
The police also believe there could be a third victim who may have been at the scene with the 15 year old, this victim could have sustained an arm injury and wandered off before the first arrival of emergency services.
The police arrested a 39 year old man on the evening of May 6th in connection with the incident, he was subsequently released. Trident and Area Crime Command are continuing their investigation and the enquiries are on-going.
Detective Chief Superintendent Rose also said “I want to assure the communities of Harrow and the wider public we are doing everything we can to catch the suspects responsible. Violent crime has no place on our streets. Officers from Trident are investigating and we are supporting them locally.
Anyone with information that may assist police is asked to call Trident officers via 101 quoting reference 3563/6May or tweet @MetCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.