Boy aged five shot at Wickford house
- 4 November 2013
- From the section Essex
A five-year-old boy has been shot and seriously injured at his home in Essex.
The child was taken to the Royal London Hospital with a serious but not life threatening injury at about 13:20 GMT on Sunday.
He was injured at his home in Upper Park Road, Wickford, in what police called "an accidental discharge of the weapon".
An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and drug offences.
He has been released on police bail until 6 January.
The weapon - and other legally held firearms at the property - were handed over to officers, a force spokeswoman said.
"Police believe that this was an accidental discharge of the weapon and enquiries are ongoing," she said.