Teenage boy shot in the leg by air gun fired from car in Corby

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

A teenage boy was injured after being shot in the leg by an air gun.

He was shot at sometime between 10.30pm and 11.45pm near the Jubilee Avenue/Gainsborough Road roundabout in Corby on Friday night.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, and a friend were standing next to railings at the bottom of Jubilee Avenue when a car drove past and the air gun was fired.

A police spokesman said: “A passenger in the car fired an air gun at the boys and pellets hit the victim in the lower leg causing minor injury.”

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555.