Stanley Metcalf was injured in a home in Sproatley East Yorkshire, on Thursday. He was taken to hospital where he died.
Fans held a minute’s applause in the sixth minute of Hull City’s match against Barnsley. On Friday, the club tweeted “Stanley will forever be a part of the Hull City family”
Stanley’s 84-year-old grandmother, described him as a “brainy, kind little boy” in a heartbreaking tribute. She described Stanley as a “massive football fan”, also said he and his twin sister were “extremely close”.
“I’t been in floods of tears ever since it occurred, I couldn’t sleep last night, just thinking about him and just how tragic it is. ”
Police confirmed they were treating Stanley’s departure as a tragic accident.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Goulding now told media: “We’re still investigating the circumstances of precisely what occurred, but initial indications are that this was a tragic accident involving a pellet airgun.
Stanley was hurried into Hull Royal Infirmary but despite the best efforts of paramedics, died.
Officers are currently supporting family members later the schoolboy’s departure.
Locals are said to be reeling after the catastrophe as officers comb the place for hints as to precisely exactly what happened.
Meanwhile, the kid ’s tragic death has caused a stir with Britain’s anti-gun campaigners that are campaigning for airguns to turn into illegal without a licence.
A spokesperson for UK Gun Control Network said: “Once again, we are faced with yet another death of a child and we’re not even into the first week of the Summer holidays.”This is a appalling, quite sad and totally unnecessary incident which occurred in Sproatley yesterday. ”Airguns have to be licenced in England. Fullstop.
“If Britain had these laws then the gun could have been locked off and only like other rifles and shotguns, a licence and medical certificate would need to be provided for individuals being allowed to maintain them.
“How many more children are going to die playing with airguns? ”