Liverpool girl, 2, shot in head with crossbow bolt

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Image caption Merseyside Police said the girl remains in hospital with a serious head injury

A two year-old girl has been shot in the head with a crossbow bolt at a house in Liverpool.

The child was hurt at a home on Oakhouse Park in the Walton area of the city on Tuesday afternoon when a "crossbow was discharged", police said.

The weapon involved has been seized and was being forensically examined, but no arrests have been made.

The girl remains in hospital with a serious head injury, Merseyside Police added.

Det Insp Sabi Kaur said: "I am sure the community in Walton will share our shock and distress at the fact a child could have been hurt in this way.

"Our inquiries are at a very early stage and we are still trying to establish the full facts, but we know it was an isolated incident."

"This incident shows the obvious dangers posed by [weapons] stored in Merseyside."

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