16-year-old boy seriously injured after Northampton shooting
1 October 2019, 15:05
A teenager is suffering from serious injuries after being shot on Monday evening.
Police have launched a "fast-moving" investigation after a 16-year-old boy was shot in the Thorplands area of Northampton last night.
The boy suffered serious but not life threatening injuries.
An investigation has been launched and officers are appealing for anyone who saw what happened or has information about it to call 101, citing Operation Sapphire.
We're appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was shot in the Thorplands area of #Northampton shortly after 7.30pm last night, Monday, September 30, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries. Anyone with info, call us on 101. More: https://t.co/Xde1xMgGnn— Northants Police (@NorthantsPolice) October 1, 2019
The incident occurred in Booth Meadow Court, which has been sealed off with police tape.
Officers will remain on the scene throughout the day.
Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Adam Pendlebury, said: “We’re working closely with the victim and his family, as well as with the local community, to gather information and provide reassurance."
“Our investigation into last night’s events is fast-moving and we’d encourage anyone with information which could be relevant, however small, to get in touch as soon as possible to help us apprehend those responsible.”