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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Shot 5-year-old boy 'serious, not life-threatening injury'

  • 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

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