TWO men have been airlifted to hospital – one of them in a critical condition – following a domestic violence-related shooting in country New South Wales.
Emergency services rushed to a property off Bingleburra Road at Bingleburra, in the state’s Hunter region, about midday on Mother’s Day after receiving reports that two people had been shot.
It’s understood two men, aged 28 and 35, were involved in an altercation when the older man was shot in the chest.
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The younger man was found nearby after allegedly fleeing the property, suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
Police said the younger man’s wounds are believed to have been self-inflicted.
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The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the scene where its medical crew treated the victims.
Both men were then airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, police said.
The hospital contains the only major trauma centre in NSW outside of the Sydney Metropolitan Area.
The 28-year-old is in a critical condition, while the older man is listed as “serious but stable”.
Dozens of police remain at the Bingleburra property, investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
They have confirmed the incident is domestic violence-related.
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