16-year-old boy seriously injured after Northampton shooting

1 October 2019, 15:05

The shooting happened in Booth Meadow Court
The shooting happened in Booth Meadow Court. Picture: Google

By Maddie Goodfellow

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.

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.”