Boys aged 13 and 15 shot in Wealdstone, north-west London

Police cordon at Wealdstone High StreetImage copyrightPA
Image caption The two boys were shot on Wealdstone High Street

Two boys aged 13 and 15 have been shot in north-west London.

The 15-year-old was found wounded in Wealdstone High Street at about 13:15 BST.

Minutes later, paramedics alerted police officers to the 13-year-old, who had also been shot on the same road. They are both in hospital.

Boys aged 13 and 15 shot in Wealdstone, north-west London
Boys aged 13 and 15 shot in Wealdstone, north-west London

In a separate attack, a 22-year-old suffered non life-threatening wounds in a shooting in New Cross Road, Lewisham, at about 18:30.

Palmerston Road, just off Wealdstone High Street, was blocked off with police tape and manned by uniformed officers on Sunday evening.

The Met Police said the younger victim had suffered a shotgun pellet wound to the head.

Both boys suffered head injuries but neither was thought to be in a life-threatening condition, the force added.

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Image caption A jacket lies on the pavement at the junction of Palmerston Road and Wealdstone High Street

A shopkeeper said the 13-year-old was “lucky to be alive” and they believed a bullet had grazed the back of his head.

“He was holding his head down. I could not see his face but could see his white T-shirt was proper covered in blood,” he added.

Both incidents come after Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, 17, was shot dead in the street in Southwark on Friday evening while playing football.

The Met is treating it as a murder investigation and appealing for witnesses.

There have been no arrests in any of the cases.

Image caption Forensics teams are at the scene in Wealdstone

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