Boy, 16, shot as he sat inside a car in Runcorn

A 16-year-old boy was shot while he was sitting in a car.

The boy was left with serious injuries after he was shot in The Croft, in Runcorn, Cheshire, at about 21:00 GMT on Thursday.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said another male ran from the scene after the attack and the shooting was believed to be "an isolated incident".

Supt Julie Westgate said they did not believe there was any threat to the public.

The boy's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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