Teenagers arrested for Wembley shootings

Youths shoot 5-year-old while playing with brothers

THREE teenagers have been arrested for firearm offences after two men and a 5-year-old child were shot with a gun.

The victims were all hit by pellets from an air rifle in Hirst Crescent, Wembley, on February 4, 5 and 6.

The arrests came following a chase after police noticed three male youths acting suspiciously, on February 8, as they spoke to members of the public in nearby Pellatt Road, Wembley.

Two escaped but a 19-year-old was caught with an air rifle and arrested.

A 17 and 15-year-old known to Preston Safer Neighbourhood Team were arrested later.

None of the injuries were serious but the 5-year-old, who was hit on the back of the head as he played with his brothers on February 6, was taken to hospital by ambulance for the wound to be cleaned.

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A 58-year-old was hit on the back of the head as he cleaned his car on February 5 and was taken to hospital by his daughter to be checked.

A 33-year-old was hit in the stomach and elbow as he walked to his flat on February 4 and attended to by London Ambulance Service.

*All three youths were arrested for three counts of actual bodily harm and possession of a firearm and bailed until March 10.