15-year-old arrested in connection with double shooting in Leicester

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with a double shooting in Enderby on Sunday.

The 15-year-old was arrested yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19 February) and is being questioned by officers.

Two men, one in his 50s and one in his 20s, suffered serious shotgun injuries in the incident.

Police received a number of reports on Sunday, at around 7.45pm, of vehicles racing in the area of Blaby Road and Ashton Drive.

It was reported that a number of men in some of the vehicles were in possession of guns.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “Two men were subsequently located and believed to have been injured in the incident.”

“They were taken to hospital following the incident and have both since been discharged.“

“A silver Mitsubishi vehicle was recovered in the area of Ashton Drive. Damage had been caused to the vehicle which is believed to have been caused by the use of a firearm.”

Initial reports also described three other vehicles in the area. They were two dark-coloured BMW vehicles and a silver Audi vehicle.

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Officers have been carrying out significant enquiries following the incident, including speaking with witnesses, carrying out CCTV trawls and house-to-house enquiries.

Detective Inspector Tim Lindley said: “We have made this arrest but our enquiries are very much ongoing and we continue to appeal for further information following this incident which caused understandable concern in the community.”

“Thank you to everyone who has assisted us with our enquiries so far and for your patience and co-operation as our investigation continues.”

If you have any information that could assist the inquiry, please call 101 quoting incident 685 of 16 February.

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