Boy, 6, shot through door of family home by masked shotgun thugs as shocking pic shows bullet holes

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TWO men have been arrested after a six-year-old boy was shot at a home in broad daylight after gunmen unleashed a barrage of gunfire.

Disturbing Images have emerged showing the house in Wolverhampton peppered with bullet holes.  

The wall is riddled with bullet holes
The wall is riddled with bullet holes
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The arrested men are aged 17-years-old and 24-year-old were arrested on suspicion of wounding after shots were fired at a property just before 4pm on Friday.

They are both remain in police custody.

A group of men fired shots at a house in Ashbourne Road, Wolverhampton, and it is thought the youngster was inside at the time.

The boy sustained injuries to his back and hand which fortunately aren’t life-threatening.

He remains in hospital and his condition is described as stable.

West Midlands Police, Detective Inspector Rod Rose said: “These arrests are a significant step forward in our investigation which continues at pace.

“It’s a shocking incident where someone has opened fire with a shotgun in broad daylight.

“The motive of this attack remains unclear and we’re working hard to try and understand what happened earlier today.

“We have extra officers, including armed officers, in the area as we’ve increased patrols to support and reassure the community during this concerning time.

“If anyone was in the area at the time and saw what happened I would urge them to get in touch.”

A six-year-old boy was injured in a shooting in Wolverhampton
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He suffered injuries to his back and hand which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Cops have now launched an investigation with a 24-year-old man and 17-year-old boy later arrested on suspicion of wounding.

West Midlands Police have now stepped up patrols in the area as they appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Rod Rose said: “This was a shocking incident where someone has opened fire with a shotgun in the middle of the day. A child has been injured and we need to establish exactly what has happened.

“The motive of this attack is not clear at this stage, but it’s clearly a hugely reckless act and we need to identify those responsible as soon as possible.

“We’re doing all we can to find the offenders and as part of our investigation, CCTV is being examined and witnesses are being spoken to.


“If anyone was in the area at the time and saw what happened I would urge them to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police on 101 or Live Chat via WMP Online between 8am and midnight quoting log number 1591 of 19 April.

Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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