Teenager shot at Sofala in critical, but stable condition

ASSISTANCE: Paramedics helping the teenager on Sunday. Photo: SEVEN NEWS
ASSISTANCE: Paramedics helping the teenager on Sunday. Photo: SEVEN NEWS

A TEENAGE boy remains in hospital in a critical, but stable condition after suffering a gunshot wound on a Sofala property.

Just after 9.30am Sunday, two boys aged 16 and 15 years old, were hunting on a property on Ilford Sofala Road when the 15-year-old was shot in the back.

Police believe the shot was the result of an accidental discharge of a firearm. 

The teenager was taken by ambulance to Bathurst Airport, where he was then airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for treatment.

Detectives from Orana Mid-Western Police District attended the property and commenced an investigation into the incident.

A 57-year-old man was spoken to at Bathurst Police Station and later released.

Police have seized the man’s firearms and firearms licence as their investigations continue.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting system

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