A boy has been airlifted to hospital after being shot in the abdomen on a rural property in the NSW Riverina region.
Emergency services were called to the property in Waugorah, west of Wagga Wagga, about 10.45am on Saturday.
They found a 12-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
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The boy was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital in a serious condition.
Officers from Barrier Police District have launched an investigation into the matter, including whether there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.
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