Six-year-old boy killed in tragic shooting accident in East Yorkshire

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A six-year-old boy died after a tragic accident in a village near Hull.

Police were called on Thursday after the boy was seriously injured in the accident, involving a pellet gun, on Church Lane in Sproatley.

The tragedy happened on Church Lane, Sproatley

The tragedy happened on Church Lane, Sproatley

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Goulding, who is leading the investigation, said: "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.

"Our thoughts are with his family, who are being supported by specialist officers and we request that they are given privacy at this very difficult time."