Boy, 16, shot in back in Westbourne Park , London

Scene of the shooting
Image caption The injured boy was found after midnight on the road

A boy is seriously ill in hospital after being shot in the back in the Westbourne Park area of west London.

The 16-year-old was found near the junction of St Lukes Road and Tavistock Crescent after the emergency services were called at 00:35 GMT.

Police have said his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Metropolitan Police officers said a firearm had been found near the scene. No-one has yet been arrested over the shooting.

A Met spokesman said CCTV footage was being sought and residents were being spoken to as part of the investigation.

Officers have appealed for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to come forward.

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