- The injured child was taken to the Royal London Hospital with a serious but not life-threatening injury
- The owners of the property in Upper Park Road, Wickford, were not at home at the time but were nearby
- The weapon and other legally-held firearms at the property were handed over to police officers
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.