A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested and charged with reckless wounding after allegedly shooting a teenage girl in the head with a nail gun in NSW.
The 16-year-old girl was allegedly shot at River Park in the small town of Cowra, in the state’s Central West, on Friday night.
Police said she and another girl were sitting on swings at the park when, around 6.30pm, a 15-year-old boy who was standing with a group of friends in the car park called out to them.
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The boy then allegedly retrieved a nail-gun from a car, pointed it at the 16-year-old girl and fired it, striking her in the forehead, police said.
The girls ran to a nearby toilet block where they called for help.
Paramedics treated the injured girl at the scene before rushing her to Cowra Hospital.
Police described the girl’s injury as a “minor puncture wound”.
Detectives later tracked down a vehicle that had been in the car park and seized the nail-gun for forensic examination.
A short time later, a 15-year-old boy was arrested and taken to Cowra Police Station where he was charged with reckless wounding.
He was released on conditional bail and is due to appear in a Children’s Court on Wednesday, February 7.
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