Police in Merseyside are investigating how a two-year-old girl was shot in the head with a crossbow.
Officers say they were made aware of the incident at a house on Oakhouse Park in Walton on Tuesday afternoon.
The child was taken to hospital where her condition is said to be serious.
The crossbow is now being examined by forensics teams.
Meanwhile, in Osceola, Arkansas, a 2 year-old was shot and killed, according to police.
Police were called to a home on Buckingham Street after 10 p.m. Wednesday where they found a child who had been shot.
The child was rushed to the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis where he or she later died.
Police said two people are in custody for the shooting.
Their identity has not been released.