Two arrested after six-year-old boy injured in 'broad daylight' shotgun shooting

The six-year-old boy was injured when a group of men opened fire on a house with a shotgun (Picture: Matthew Cooper/PA Wire)

Two people have been arrested after a six-year-old boy was shot ‘in broad daylight’ on Good Friday.

West Midlands Police said a 24-year-old man and 17-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of wounding following the incident in Wolverhampton.

A group of men are believed to have fired shots at a house in Ashbourne Road in the Eastfield area of the city at around 4pm on Friday.

The boy is thought to have been inside the house when the shots were fired and sustained non life-threatening injuries to his back and hand. (Picture: Matthew Cooper/PA Wire)

The injured boy, who was in the property at the time, suffered injuries to his back and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The arrested men remain in custody, West Midlands Police said.

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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."

West Midlands Police have increased patrols and brought in extra officers following the incident.