Armed police have been patrolling the streets of Nottingham following the shooting of two youths.
The victims' injuries were not life-threatening, police said
The 15 and 17-year-olds were taken to hospital after the incident on Friday night in the Hyson Green area.
Emergency crews were called to Palin Street at 2145 GMT. The wounded teenagers were later taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre.
A police spokesman said armed patrols send out a "strong message" that gun crime would not be tolerated.
No-one has been arrested in connection with the shootings, which left the youths with injuries that are not life-threatening. The 15-year-old was later released from hospital.
A police spokesman said: "The patrols [have been] stepped up in and around Nottingham.
"These patrols included 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 involving youths in the city.
"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."