- The 12-year-old boy was out pig shooting with a large group of people
- A man has taken a shot and the bullet ricocheted off of a pig in hit the boy
- The bullet entered through his buttocks and exited through his abdomen
- Boy was airlifted to Royal Children’s Hospitaland remains in a serious condition
A 12-year-old boy who was shot in the stomach on a NSW property remains in a serious condition in a Melbourne hospital.
The boy was shot about 10.45am on Saturday at a Waugorah property – about 250km northwest of Deniliquin, near the Victorian border – and flown to The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
Police are investigating whether there are any suspicious circumstances.
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A 12-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after he was accidentally shot in the abdomen at a rural property in southern NSW
It’s alleged the boy was pig hunting with a group of people when a man took a shot at a wild pig, 9 News reported.
The bullet then allegedly ricocheted off the pig and into the buttocks before exiting through his abdomen.
Other people within the group had to run from the scene in order to find mobile phone reception so that emergency services could be contacted.
The boy was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, in a serious but stable condition.
Police have launched an investigation, including whether there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.
At about 10.45am on Saturday emergency services were called to the Waugorah property about 250km northwest of Deniliquin
The boy was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, he remains in a serious condition