<<<UPDATE>>> The Ministry of Interior have released a statement admitting the incident and describing the boy and his Father as “innocent bystanders”. They claim it happened as Police came under attack by molotov cocktails.
It has been widely reported this evening by opposition groups and individual activists that a 5 year old boy has been the victim of gun shots from security forces.
Opposition party Al Wefaq named the boy as Ahmed Al Naham and say he and his Father were shot at by security forces whilst his Father sold fish on the side of a road.
On Twitter activists have said the boy is now in intensive care with leading figure of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, Said Yousif AlMuhafdah, saying the boy is an “unstable” condition.
It comes just 24 hours after Bahrain released the 11 year old Ali Hasan from prison, where he had been held for one month.
From the hospital Zeinab Al Khawaja tweeted:
Below photo shows Ahmed in his hospital bed
His Father is believed to be in a bad position too:
Picture below reportedly shows the incident taking place:
This was apparently taken from the scene after the attack:
And this video is reported to show Police carrying the 5 year olds body away:
Video of the boy crying in pain in the hospital: