A MAN who was arrested following the shooting of a 17-year-old boy in Southampton has been released.

The 61-year-old man from Southampton was arrested yesterday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and concerned in the supply of class B drugs.

He remains under investigation.

He was arrested after t was reported that a 17-year-old boy had been shot outside a home on Bluebell Road.

Emergency services were called to the Swaythling street at 10.15pm on Monday night following the incident.

Police say the 17-year-old boy was shot in the legs and ankles and it is believed the weapon used was a shotgun.

The boy remains in hospital receiving treatment for wounds to his legs and ankles.

Officers continue to appeal for information in relation to this incident.

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44190059982.