A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder by detectives investigating a shooting.

A 16-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to his chest near Ripon Park in Borehamwood at around 10.50pm on Tuesday August 4.

The boy was rushed to hospital where he remains with injuries deemed to be life changing.

Police have been carrying out enquiries since the boy was found injured and returned to Manor Way, Ripon Way, and Cranes Way on Tuesday.

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Forensic officers in Manor Way on August 5. Credit: Brian Regan

Yesterday (Wednesday), a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

He remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Mark Butler, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said: “While we have arrested a man in relation to this incident we are still appealing for any witnesses or anyone who has information about what happened to contact us.

“If you think you have details which could assist our enquiries please get in touch.”

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, or call 101, quoting reference 41/62014/20, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.