Boy, 5, fighting for life in hospital after being shot in the chest with a pellet gun by his sibling

  • The boy was shot in the chest while playing with sibling in back garden in Enfield 
  • He was flown to hospital where he remains in a ‘life threatening’ condition 
  • Sibling, aged six, accidentally shot him in the chest with pellet gun while playing 

A five-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being flown to hospital when his older sibling accidentally shot him in the chest with a pellet gun. 

The boy was playing with a group of other children when he was accidentally shot by his six-year-old sibling at 3.30pm today in his back garden in Enfield, north London. 

The boy was playing with a group of other children when he was accidentally shot by his six-year-old sibling at 3.30pm today in his back garden in Enfield, north London

He was then flown to hospital where he remains in a critical condition. 

A Met police spokesman said: ‘The child, aged 5, sustained an injury to his chest.

‘It appears at this time, the child was playing with other young children in the garden when a pellet gun was loaded and discharged mistakenly by the five-year-old’s sibling, aged six.

‘London’s Air Ambulance was deployed and have flown the child to an east London hospital.

He was flown to a hospital in east London by an air ambulance. Stock picture

‘At this time, the injury is considered to be life threatening.

‘Police remain on the scene. No arrests made. 

‘Enquiries are ongoing.’  

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