- A 15-year-old boy allegedly shot a 16-year-old girl in the forehead with a nail gun
- He was charged with reckless wounding and faces Children’s Court in February
- Detectives seized the nail gun from a car at the scene for a forensic examination
A teenage boy has been charged with reckless wounding after a 16-year-old girl was allegedly shot in the forehead with a nail gun at Cowra on Friday night.
Police will allege that two teen girls were playing on the swings at River Park when the attacker went to a car park and took a nail gun from a vehicle.
He then allegedly pointed the weapon at the girl and fired, hitting her in the forehead. Her friends used a mobile phone to call for help from a public bathroom.
A teenage boy has allegedly shot a 16-year-old girl in the forehead with a nail gun at Cowra
Ambulance paramedics rushed to the scene and treated the girl for a puncture wound before transporting her to Cowra Hospital.
Police from the Canobolas Local Area command attended the park a short time later.
Detectives from Orange located the car, seized a nail gun for forensic examination and arrested the 15-year-old boy.
He was charged with conditional bail and will face Children’s Court on February 7.
Two teen girls were playing on the swings at River Park when the shooting allegedly occurred