8-year-old shot by boy in Essex

An eight-year-old boy has fired a gunshot which left a five-year-old with serious injuries at a house in Essex.

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Boy seriously injured after being shot by eight-year-old

A boy has been left with serious injuries after being shot by an eight-year-old in Essex. Police were called to an address in Wickford on Sunday, and the injured child was taken to the Royal London Hospital in east London. Detectives believe the shooting was an accident.

The owners of the property in Wickford were not at home at the time of the shooting Credit: Press Association

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