Teenager shot in the neck in Mitcham

The scene of shooting
Image caption The boy was shot in Mainwaring Close in Mitcham

A 17-year-old youth has been shot in the neck in south London.

Police were called to Mainwaring Court in Mitcham at about 1740 BST to reports of a gunshot heard in the area.

Officers said they found the boy with a gunshot wound to the neck. His injury was described as non-life threatening, but he remains in hospital.

No arrests have been made over the shooting, but inquiries continue. Metropolitan Police's Trident team is investigating the incident.

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