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Two boys aged 15 and 16 shot in Notting Hill

Police and paramedics are pictured at the scene of a shooting in Verity Close, Notting Hill, London
Two boys, aged 15 and 16, were injured in a shooting in Notting Hill (Picture: X/@batesybates00)

Two teenagers have been injured in a late-night shooting in London.

Armed police rushed to Verity Close in Notting Hill at around 11.40pm last night following reports of gunshots.

Officers found two boys, aged 15 and 16, with gunshot wounds and they were taken to hospital by paramedics.

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

‘Trident detectives are leading the investigation and are working closely with colleagues from the Central West Command Unit who police Kensington.

‘A crime scene remains in place.’

A picture taken by a neighbour shows people in the streets alongside emergency services in Verity Close, Notting Hill, London
Police and paramedics were called to the incident in Verity Close on Monday night (Picture: X/@batesybates00)

Pictures from the scene show the huge emergency service response, with police and ambulance vehicles lining the street.

Several people who live in the area reported hearing ‘four or five’ shots sounding out.

‘In bed and I hear 4, 5 gunshots by Verity Close,’ one wrote on X.

Another said: ‘I was walking my dog in Bomore Road when I heard 4 shots.’

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