Boy released after man's shooting in Dover

A 17-year-old boy arrested following the shooting of a man in Kent has been freed without charge.

The boy was arrested, along with an 18-year-old, after another 18-year-old man was seriously injured in the incident in Dover on Monday evening.

Kent Police said the 18-year-old remained in custody.

The injured man, who suffered a single chest wound, has been transferred to a London hospital, where his condition is described as serious but stable.

Police were hoping to be able to interview the victim on Tuesday afternoon.

They said the victim and gunman were known to each other and the incident involved a "small social group".

They are investigating the possibility that a small revolver found in a house near where shooting took place was bought in France and smuggled to the UK.

The shooting, in the Frith Road area, happened near Dover Grammar School for Girls.

Cordoned off

The injured man was initially taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

Frith Road remained closed at its junction with Salisbury Road until 0700 GMT while police examined the scene.

Charlton Cemetery was also cordoned off.

Police are appealing for anyone who has any information about the incident or who witnessed it to contact them.

They also want to trace a man in a white hooded top who was seen in the area of Charlton Cemetery and Beaconsfield Road at about the time of the shooting.

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