Detectives investigating the shooting of a 16-year-old boy have arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion of attempted murder. He is currently detained at a south London police station.

Officers were called at 22:13hrs on Tuesday, 22 January, to a reported shooting in Unity Close, off Crown Dale, Upper Norwood.

Officers attended and a 16-year-old boy was located close the scene suffering from gunshot injuries.

The boy was taken by ambulance to a south London hospital in a critical condition. His condition is now described as stable.

The investigation is being led by detectives from the Trident and Area Crime Command.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD7799 /22JAN

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. (Source: Metropolitan Police press release)

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