A TEENAGER was shot in a late-night attack in Southampton.

Emergency services were called to Bluebell Road at 10.15pm last night following the incident, which happened outside a home.

Officers believe the weapon involved was a shotgun.

Police say the 17-year-old was wounded in the legs and ankles and is currently in hospital being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

The area remains cordoned off this morning while forensic enquiries are carried out.

Detective Inspector Adam Edwards said: “While we are still in the early stages of this investigation, we would like to reassure the local community that we believe this was an isolated incident with no wider risk to the community.

“At this point, it’s really important for us to ascertain the exact circumstances of what happened and we will be in the local area today asking for residents to assist with us with those enquiries.

“We also have a number of officers carrying out extra patrols to provide reassurance in the local community. If you have any concerns, or if you have any information, please speak to one of the officers, or your local neighbourhood policing team.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in Bluebell Road last night at around this time who heard or saw anything suspicious to get in contact with us on 101 and quote 44190059982.”