Two boys aged 12 and 15 have been shot in north-west London earlier today.
Police responded and went to the scene of the incident at High Street in Wealdstone at about 1:15 BST where they found the 15-year-old boy lying in the street with a gunshot wound.
The 15-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Only minutes later, paramedics also alerted officers to reports that a 12-year-old boy had also been shot on the same road.
The youngster was treated at the scene before he was brought to hospital by ambulance for further treatment.
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The police have yet to share information on the respective conditions of the two youngsters in the hospital.
Police are still investigating the incidents and trying to establish if the two are related.
No one has been arrested for the incident and no firearm has been recovered.
It is not yet clear if investigators already have suspects in mind, and working on a possible motive for the shooting.
The identities of the children being minors have not been released either.
The latest shocking development comes amid a surge in London violence that has been causing public discomfort and fury.
Just yesterday afternoon, a 17-year-old boy was shot dead in Kennington, south London.
This year alone, 62 people have been murdered on the capital’s streets.