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Teenage boy rushed to hospital after shooting outside Tube station

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A teenage boy has been rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds after reports of a shooting outside a north-west London Tube station.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to the junction of Watling Avenue and Orange Hill Road, near Burnt Oak station, just before 3.30pm on Tuesday.

A boy, aged 17, was found with suspected gunshot injuries and treated on scene by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service.

A rescue helicopter was dispatched and the teenager was rushed to a major trauma centre as a priority.

His condition has since been assessed as not life-threatening.

Another boy, 17, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and taken into custody at a north London police station.

Burnt Oak station was closed on Tuesday while a scene investigation was carried out but has since reopened.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We sent multiple resources to the scene, including ambulance crews, a paramedic in a fast response car, an advanced paramedic and an incident response officer. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.”