• Sat. Nov 27th, 2021

Detectives have renewed their appeal for witnesses over an ‘appalling’ shooting which left two 13-year-old boys in hospital. 

In a video released by the force, forensics can be seen combing the area in Borrowdale Road, Norton, for clues while checking the rooftops of the garages where the incident took place.

And the detective leading the investigation says officers believe the weapon involved was a shotgun or something capable of firing a shotgun cartridge.

The force was called out to the set of garages at around 10.05pm on Wednesday to reports of two teenage boys being ‘shot at’. 

Following the incident, the pair were both taken to hospital with what the force described as ‘none life-threatening injuries’.

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Speaking from the scene of the incident, Detective Superintendent Tom Chisholm, who is heading up the investigation, has renewed his appeal for witnesses over what he’s branded an ‘appalling incident’.

He said: “We know that about 10pm that evening, two young boys, both aged 13, entered this area of garages. 

“Somebody was within these garages and they’ve discharged a weapon towards the young boys. 

“We believe it’s a shotgun or possibly something else that’s capable of firing a shotgun cartridge.

“So I’m here today to appeal for information and for anybody who might have any CCTV or dashcam footage to please contact the local police. 

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“And again, anybody with any information at all as to what’s happened here, please let us know. 

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