Teenager hurt in gunshot incident

Teenager hurt in gunshot incident

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A teenager has been taken to hospital after a suspected firearms incident near a Kent grammar school

An 18-year-old man is in a stable condition in hospital with a gunshot injury after reports of a shooting.

The teenager was taken by ambulance from Frith Road, Dover, Kent, to the William Harvey Hospital at 8pm on Monday.

The Dover Grammar School for Girls is located in the street where the incident happened.

Kent Police said: “Police are currently dealing with an incident in the Frith Road area of Dover following reports of a shooting which took place just after 8pm (on Monday) evening, where a man has received a single gunshot injury.

“The man has been taken to hospital where he is currently in a stable condition.

“Police are currently at the scene and there are a number of road closures in place around Frith Road, Charlton Green and Salisbury Road.

“An investigation is under way to trace the offender and police are appealing for anyone who has any information about this incident or who may have witnessed it to contact them on 01622 690 690.”

Police advised road closures might still remain in place on Tuesday morning.

A Kent Police spokesman would not confirm whether a firearm was involved in the incident, but said there was a “spontaneous incident in Frith Road”.

A spokeswoman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “We were called to that address at about 8pm and an 18-year-old male was conveyed to the William Harvey Hospital.

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