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Driver stable after shooting

A driver, who was shot while spotlighting last week, remains in The Alfred hospital.

January 13, 2014 4:33am

A Kerang resident is in a critical but stable condition after a loaded firearm went off during a spotlighting incident near Kerang last week.

Constable Brooke Surgeon of Kerang police said the incident happened about 10.30pm Tuesday.

‘‘We had three people spotlighting on a property at Kerang,’’ she said.

‘‘A loaded .22 was placed in the passenger seat of the ute, with the barrel facing up towards the driver.

Constable Surgeon said that as the 22-year-old driver entered the vehicle, the firearm had gone off and discharged into her abdomen.

The woman was flown to Bendigo hospital and then to the Alfred.

‘‘She’s in a critical but stable condition in The Alfred hospital,’’ she said.

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