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A baby boy is sadly in a critical condition after he was shot in the head with what is believed to have been an air rifle.

The baby boy is believed to be just one year old was shot within a block of flats in Bishport Avenue, Hartcliffe, Bristol.

Police have arrested a man aged 24 and a woman aged 23 who are not related to the baby.

Det Insp Jonathan Deane, from Avon and Somerset Police, said: “We are carrying out inquiries at the scene to establish what happened, but clearly these are very tragic circumstances.

“We have a trained liaison officer with the family of the child and they will be kept updated on the progress of our investigation.”

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