A 14-year-old boy is being kept under tight security in a British hospital after being shot — and refusing to talk to police about it.

Cops believe the teenager, who was wounded in the chest, was deliberately targeted and knows the identity of his attackers.

But he has refused to provide them with any names or give accurate answers to questions.

Doctors said it was "miraculous" the teen survived the attack, in which a bullet missed his heart by a fraction of an inch.

He was brought to hospital in a mini-cab by two friends who abandoned him at the emergency room. He was in a stable condition Wednesday.

The victim, from Wembley, North West London, is known to police and has convictions for crimes including robbery.

He was shot Tuesday outside shops in Greenford, West London, after a scuffle involving about 10 youths.

The attack is being probed by officers from the Met’s Operation Trident.

One Trident detective said: "It is very worrying that a 14-year-old can be targeted and shot. The shootings in the last week are a major concern."

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