A 13-year-old boy was shot dead by unidentified persons in the Faridinagar area of Lucknow, police said on Thursday.
Maaz Ahmed, a student of class six, was shot at his home in front of his family members by three youths last night, they said, adding that the unidentified assailants later fled on a motorbike.
He was rushed to the trauma centre in a serious condition, where he was declared dead, police said.
Four bullet marks - three on the chest and one on the shoulder - were found on his body, they said.
An investigation is on, police said, adding that efforts are on to ascertain the motive behind the killing.