Boy, 15, shot in Kesgrave regains consciousness
PUBLISHED: 16:27 24 September 2020 | UPDATED: 08:52 25 September 2020
A teenager who was shot on Kesgrave’s Grange Farm estate while walking to school has regained consciousness in hospital.
The 15-year-old Kesgrave High School pupil was shot in the head with a shotgun in Friends Walk on Monday, September 7.
He has since remained in a critical condition after being airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, from the scene that morning.
A police spokesman has since confirmed that the boy has regained consciousness – but remains in intensive care.
The spokesman said: “The victim has regained consciousness and remains in intensive care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.” MORE: Teen appears in court over Kesgrave shooting
Another 15-year-old boy was arrested by armed police in Westwood Avenue, Ipswich, shortly after the incident, and has since been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of injury.
The boy, who is from the Woodbridge area and who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Norwich Youth Court and at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday, September 7 and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on December 7.
A provisional trial date has been set for January 25 next year. MORE: Timeline shows series of events on day of Kesgrave shooting
The quiet community in Kesgrave remains shocked by the incident, which police were quick to confirm was isolated and posed no further threat.
Stuart Lawson, district and county councillor for Kesgrave and Rushmere St Andrew, previously said he is proud of how the community’s strong spirit has “forged stronger through the horrible ordeal”.
Speaking after hearing the latest update, Mr Lawson said: “It is a positive development and my hopes and prayers are with all involved.
“Hopefully this is the start of more good news for the boy and his family.
“We will of course take things cautiously, but the boy and his family remain in all of our prayers in Kesgrave.”
Church vigils and sessions for private prayer have continued at the local All Saints Church in Main Road, while the church’s youth minister Oliver Scase has been providing support to young people in the town who were affected by the shooting.
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