Six-year-old schoolboy dies 'after being shot with pellet gun' as police launch investigation
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Six-year-old schoolboy dies 'after being shot with pellet gun' as police launch investigation

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.

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"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."