Two youths aged 15 and 17 were taken to hospital after a double shooting in Nottingham, police have confirmed.
The victims' injuries were not life-threatening, police said
Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to Palin Street in the Hyson Green area at 2145 GMT on Friday.
The two boys, both local, were taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre with gunshot wounds, EMAS said.
Their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. The 15-year-old was later released from hospital.
No-one has been arrested in connection with the shootings.
A police spokesman said: "Increased police patrols will be stepped up in and around Nottingham.
"These patrols will include armed police officers, providing a high visibility presence across parts of the city centre.
"Senior police officers believe the use of armed patrols will send out a strong message that gun crime will not be tolerated in Nottingham and also reassure members of the public."
Resident Sapphina Anderson, a friend of one of the victims, said there was a lot of trouble in the area where the shootings happened.
"They're all in gangs so you have to lay low basically and get out of it," she said.
"It's scary. Obviously you just have to take precautions."