A six-year-old boy has died after being shot in the chest by a pellet from an air pistol in Beiro (Ourense, Galicia) yesterday.
Emergency services received a call at 19.27 hours yesterday evening requesting "urgent help" as a child had been "shot in the heart with an air pistol".
When the ambulance arrived, the child had already been taken by car to hospital in Ourense, where he died.
Initial police investigations suggest that it was a "tragic accident". At the time of the incident, the child was playing with a group of children from a number of families spending Sunday afternoon together.