Teenager, 18, charged with murder after ‘shooting his neighbour dead over argument about barking dogs’ in small country town
- Teenager, 18, allegedly shot neighbour, 25, in the chest with unlicenced firearm
- Victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition but couldn’t be saved
- Alleged shooter was charged with murder and refused bail to face court
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A teenager has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot a neighbour dead during a fight over a barking dog.
The 18-year-old man was arrested in the town of Parkes, in the NSW Central West, after the 25-year-old man was shot on Monday night.
The injured man was found at a house on Porter Street with a gunshot wound to the chest about 5pm after police were called.
He was rushed to Parkes Hospital in a critical condition but doctors could not save his life.
A teenager has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting a neighbour dead in a fight over his barking dog (stock image)
‘I don’t think they were great friends, they did know each other, they lived in the same street,’ NSW Police Superintendent Chris Taylor said.
‘From what the witnesses have told us it was the victim’s dogs. They were the ones that were barking.’
Witnesses told police the older man armed himself with an axe handle before he was allegedly shot with an unlicenced gun.
‘There were some more people involved in the lead up to the shooting and that will form part of the evidence that we’ll be presenting,’ Superintendent Taylor said
The 18-year-old was refused bail overnight and will face Parkes Local Court on Tuesday.
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