Boy six has died after being shot with pellet gun

A boy ages six has been shot with a pellet gun.

The incident happened in East Yorkshire Humberside Police confirmed the tragic incident.

Officers were alerted to the incident which happened on Thursday at an address in the village of Sproatley.

Officers believe the youngster was seriously injured after being shot with a pellet gun.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Goulding said: “We’re investigating the circumstances of the tragic death of a six-year-old boy in Sproatley.

“We were called at 4pm yesterday following reports the boy had been seriously injured at an address in Church Lane.

“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.”