POLICE are investigating the death of a six-year-old boy who was reportedly shot with a pellet gun.
The primary school pupil, from the village of Sproatley in East Yorkshire, was rushed to hospital in Hull at around 4pm yesterday but was tragically pronounced dead a short time later.
Humberside Police have now launched a probe after the schoolboy was found to have suffered apparent pellet gunshot wounds.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Goulding said: "We’re investigating the circumstances of the tragic death of a six-year-old boy.
"We were called at 4pm yesterday 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."