Teenager killed in Wolverhampton shooting

Three men were being quizzed by police this afternoon on suspicion of murdering a teenager who was blasted in the chest with a shotgun at his house in Wolverhampton.

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Three men were being quizzed by police today on suspicion of murdering a teenager who was blasted in the chest with a shotgun at his house in Wolverhampton.

Three men were being quizzed by police this afternoon on suspicion of murdering a teenager who was blasted in the chest with a shotgun at his house in Wolverhampton.

Raheem Hines-Thomas, aged 17, was taken to the city's New Cross Hospital in a car, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Detectives were today investigating the theory that he was shot accidentally.

The scene of the shooting, which happened on Saturday night, remained unclear to police until yesterday when blood was discovered outside the victim's house in Orslow Walk, Park Village.

Police are now certain the victim, who had a twin brother called Ramon, was shot inside the house.

Two men, aged 20 and 22, were arrested at the hospital on suspicion of murder after the victim was taken there at 7pm on Saturday.

A third suspect, aged 17, was arrested yesterday. At least one of the suspects is believed to have accompanied him to hospital. The victim's mother and other relatives were there when officers arrived.

Mr Hines-Thomas was a student at Wolverhampton College.

The shotgun which killed him has not been found.  Acting Det Ch Insp Darren Crutchley said: "How he sustained the injury has yet to be explained." Magistrates today gave police an extra 36 hours to question the first two suspects.