Police have provided an update on the condition of a 17-year-old boy who was rushed to the hospital yesterday with suspected gunshot wounds.
Fortunately, his injuries have been assessed as non-life threatening, according to the latest statement issued by the Metropolitan Police.
The incident occurred at approximately 15:21hrs on Tuesday, 23rd May, when authorities received reports of a shooting at the junction of Watling Avenue and Orange Hill in the Burnt Oak area.
Promptly, officers from the Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service were dispatched to the scene.
In a statement given to Harrow Online, the Metropolitan Police shared the following details: “Police were called at 15:21hrs on Tuesday, 23 May to reports of a shooting at the junction of Watling Avenue and Orange Hill, Burnt Oak. Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene.”
At the location, they discovered a 17-year-old boy with suspected gunshot injuries. Urgent medical attention was provided, and the teenager was swiftly transported to a nearby hospital.
After a thorough assessment, his condition was not life-threatening.
The Metropolitan Police statement continued: “A 17-year-old boy was found at the location with suspected gunshot injuries. He was taken to the hospital where his condition was assessed as not life-threatening.”
Police apprehended another 17-year-old boy on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. The police statement added: “Another 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and taken into custody at a north London police station.”
“Enquiries are ongoing and any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting CAD 4571/23May. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”