Five-year-old boy fighting for his life after sibling shoots him with pellet gun

A five-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being accidentally shot with a pellet gun by his sibling as they played in the garden.

The youngster suffered a serious injury to the chest during the shooting just before 3.30pm today at a home in Enfield, north London.

He was flown to hospital where he is in a "life threatening" condition.

Police say the boy was playing with his six-year-old sibling when the tragedy unfolded on the last day of Half Term.

"The child, aged 5, sustained an injury to his chest," a Met Police spokesman said.

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"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.

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

"Police remain on scene. No arrests made."

"Enquiries are ongoing."

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