Boy shot in head in hunting accident

A TEENAGE boy has been shot in the head during a hunting accident in northern NSW.

Emergency service workers went to the Garrawilla State Forest, halfway between Coonabarabran and Gunnedah, after hearing a 15-year-old boy had been hit by a bullet from a high-powered Triple-Two rifle, the ABC reports.

It is believed the boy was with a group of people, including his uncle, who was carrying the rifle, when it accidentally discharged.

The bullet apparently ricocheted off the boy’s wrist, entering his skull behind the right ear and lodging in his cerebellum.

The boy was flown in a conscious state to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital.

Staff were unable to comment on his condition.

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