Gun fired at boy in 'cops and robbers' game
- 16 June 2014
- From the section Essex
A teenager has admitted illegally owning a gun which was fired accidentally at a five-year-old boy during a "cops and robbers" game.
Johnny Wilson, 18, of Upper Park Road in Wickford, Essex, was looking after the child, and an eight-year-old boy, at his home when the shooting happened.
Basildon Crown Court heard the children had found the gun on Wilson's bed in November last year.
The five-year-old was seriously injured in his left eye.
Wilson admitted possessing a firearm without a certificate and possession of cannabis.
He is due to be sentenced in July.