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High Wycombe injured boy, 14, describes gunman

A 14-year-old boy who was shot in both knees when he answered the door of his house in Buckinghamshire has described the gunman to police.

The boy was found when officers were called to Challener Road, High Wycombe, on Tuesday night.

Police said they have now been able to speak to the victim, who described the offender as about 5ft 11in (1.8m).

He was wearing a black hooded top, a black balaclava with a single opening and dark trousers.

He has described the gun as a side-by-side shotgun about 1m (3ft) in length.

The victim is still in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries but his surgeon has confirmed that he will be able to walk again, police said.

'Traumatic attack'

Det Ch Insp Joe Kidman said: "We are carrying out a determined investigation to establish who is responsible for this very serious attack and are following a number of lines of inquiry.

"We have now had the opportunity to speak with the boy who was shot in both legs almost immediately after he opened his front door, before the offender made off on foot.

"This 14-year-old, who has no criminal record and has never been arrested, has been subjected to a very traumatic attack.

"We really need the assistance of the public to catch whoever is responsible."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thames Valley Police.

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