AN EIGHT-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being blasted with a shotgun outside a birthday party near Wolverhampton.
The little boy and his stepdad were shot outside a labour club in Bilston, West Midlands last night.
Cops said the dad, in his 30s had been at a teenager’s birthday party in Bilston and District Labour Club when trouble kicked off outside at around 11.10pm.
He went out to see what was happening when he was shot in the chest with a shotgun.
His eight-year-old stepson was hit in the arm.
Both were rushed to hospital, but luckily escaped serious injury and are expected to be released today.
Det Sgt Chris Jones, overseeing the investigation, says: “We’re still trying establish the motive for the shooting, but at this time we don’t believe that the man or his stepson were the intended targets.
“Thankfully, they have escaped really serious injury, but the person or people responsible for this are clearly dangerous and willing to recklessly use violence.
“There were lots of people at the party, and we’ve already spoken to some of them. I’d urge anyone who we have not yet made contact with to get in touch with us at the earliest possible stage.”
CCTV is being examined and officers have been searching for clues at the club overnight.