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Bullet ricochets off a pig and hits boy, 12, in the buttocks before exiting out his stomach

  • 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 
  • He was airlifted to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition 

A 12-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after he was accidentally shot at a rural property in southern NSW.

At about 10.45am on Saturday emergency services were called to the Waugorah property about 250km northwest of Deniliquin.

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.

 

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, police say

The bullet has 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

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, in a serious but stable condition.

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