Police say a 10 year-old Sydney boy received gunshot wounds to the face and chest in an accidental shooting near Deniliquin on Saturday.ZOE MCMAUGH June 24, 2014 3:50am
A 10 year-old Sydney boy received gunshot wounds to the face and chest in an accidental shooting near Deniliquin on Saturday, according to police.
Police said the boy was part of a group of mostly Sydney visitors on a camping trip, staying on private property about 30km south-west of Deniliquin.
The adult members of the group told police the boy walked out from behind a shed on the property as they were shooting at a rabbit.
The shooting reportedly occurred about 10.30am.
Members of the group drove the boy to Deniliquin Hospital and he was then transferred to Albury Base Hospital by ambulance.
Albury Base staff reported the shooting to Albury Police about 9.20pm Saturday.
With shotgun pellets grazing the face and with one pellet to the chest, the boy was later taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne where he is receiving specialist care.
His injuries have been described as non life-threatening.
Four shotguns have since been seized from the licensed shooters in the group and Deniliquin Local Area Command police officers are now investigating.
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