Humberside Police are investigating the circumstances of the tragic death of a six-year-old boy in Sproatley, East Yorkshire.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Goulding, who is leading the investigation, said: “We were called at 4pm yesterday (Thursday, July 26) 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.”
No further information will be released at this time.