TWO people arrested following a "shooting" outside a Southampton post office have been released.

A 17-year-old boy from Bournemouth and a 25-year-old man from Derby were arrested in connection with an alleged shooting in Shirley Avenue.

A 57-year-old from Southampton was reported to have been shot after leaving Shirley Post Office on Wednesday morning.

Bournemouth Echo:

The 25-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm in a public place, Section 18 GBH, having an imitation firearm with intent to use it and possession of Class B drugs – cannabis.

Meanwhile, the 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 GBH, possession of an imitation firearm in a public place and the possession of cannabis.

According to police, both men have since been released under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed what happened or has any information is urged to call 101 quoting 44200369216.