A 16-year-old boy is in a stable condition after he was injured in a shooting in Battersea.

The teenager suffered gunshot wounds in the incident on York Road in the early hours of Sunday morning (September 2).

A bullet hole was left in the window of a bathroom showroom after the teen was shot.

The 16-year-old was found near to the Bathstore premises on York Way, Battersea just before 12.45am.

The Bathstore is on the ground floor of a modern five-storey block of flats opposite a shell garage and luxury riverside apartments facing the Thames.

Behind the store is social housing that backs onto railway lines. 

A member of staff at a nearby Shell garage said: "My colleague said there was the sound of shooting but he didn't see anything because he was in the back."

A 40-year-old company director living nearby said: "This is the first time it's been on my doorstep - we are moving away but I'm glad we are, it's getting ridiculous.

"It's coming a weekly or two-weekly occurrence here.

"I don't see police in this area and that I don't get because it's clearly a hotbed down towards the estates so they definitely need to get people out on patrol.

"The crime is part of the reason why we are moving but not exclusively. I just want complete peace of mind at night time."

A neighbour at Dungeness House council block, yards from the shooting, said: "I could hear people were shouting. I didn't look or see anything though."

Leonard James, 74, a retired plumber and former chairman of Dungeness House Residents Association, said: "I always see drug dealing. 

"It's happening all the time in the alleyway by the Bathstore. The last time I saw one was Thursday.

"They always went down there, sometimes on bicycles and they hang there dealing."

Police had initially said the boy was in a critical condition but later confirmed that he is now stable.

Scotland Yard said officers were called to the scene by paramedics at around 12.45am.

No arrests have been made.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call 101 quoting CAD 354/2 SEPT.