Boy, six, reportedly shot DEAD with pellet gun

A six-year-old has died after it is believed he was shot by a pellet gun, police have said.

The young schoolboy was at home in Sproatley, East Yorks, at 4pm yesterday (Thurs) when a 999 call was made.

Humberside Police raced to the property and the little lad was taken to hospital – but was later pronounced dead.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Goulding of Humberside Police said: “We’re investigating the circumstances of the tragic death of a six-year-old boy.

“We were called at 4pm yesterday (Thurs) following reports the boy had been seriously injured at an address.

“He was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary but sadly passed away.

“Initial indication is this is a pellet gun injury but still we’re investigating the circumstances and the investigation is at an early stage.”

He added: “Our thoughts are with his family, who are being supported by specialist officers and we request that they are given privacy at this very difficult time.”


Since you’re here …

Real, independent, investigative journalism is in alarming decline. It costs a lot to produce. Many publications facing an uncertain future can no longer afford to fund it. This means journalists are losing the ability to hold the rich and powerful to account.

We do not charge or put articles behind a paywall. If you can, please show your appreciation for our free content by donating whatever you think is fair to help keep TLE growing.

Every penny we collect from donations supports vital investigative and independent journalism. You can also help us grow by inviting your friends to follow us on social media.

Donate Now Button

Leave a Reply