The horrifying violence in London has continued, as two boys, aged 12 and 15, were taken to hospital after being shot in broad daylight.
The Evening Standard reports that emergency services arrived at Wealdstone High Street in Harrow, north-west London this afternoon. The 15-year-old boy was found on the floor with a gunshot wound, before a search found the 12-year-old nearby with similar injuries.
Officers are on scene at #Wealdstone High Street following a shooting earlier this afternoon. Two children aged 12 and 15 have been injured. A crime scene between High Street and Palmerston Road remains in place whilst the investigation continues. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/BKrJ3MCdAe- Harrow MPS (@MPSHarrow) May 6, 2018
It's not yet clear how serious their injuries are, but it's a continuation of violent crimes in the UK's capital.
A Met Police spokesman said: "Officers were first called around 1.17pm to High Street, Wealdstone, to reports of a person having been shot.
"At the scene a 15-year-old boy suffering from a gun shot wound was treated by London Ambulance Service before being taken to a central London hospital for treatment.
"His injuries are still being assessed - we await details of these and his condition.
"At around 1.19pm, London Ambulance Service alerted police to reports of a second boy with gunshot wounds in a different nearby location at High Street, Wealdstone.
"A 12-year-old boy was treated at the scene before being taken to a west London hospital where he remains currently. We await an update on details of his injuries and his condition."
An arrest is yet to be made.