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Thread: Another Newspaper Report Only Re-Posted to Cause Controversy and Not Be Constructive

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    Another Newspaper Report Only Re-Posted to Cause Controversy and Not Be Constructive

    Turangi teen shot by 11-year-old cousin

    Turangi teen shot by 11-year-old cousin - National - NZ Herald News

    Police say it is "sheer luck" that no one was killed after a 13-year-old Turangi boy was shot in the shoulder by his 11-year-old cousin at a property near Turangi in the early hours on Saturday.

    The teenager was rushed to Waikato Hospital with moderate injuries and is reported to be in a stable condition.

    Detective Roger Whale said initial inquiries indicated the boy was shot at a rural address at Korohe, north of Turangi, where family members were present.

    The injured boy was taken back to a Turangi address where the alarm was raised. Whale said it appeared the children gained access to a loaded .22 calibre rifle and it was "sheer luck" that no one was killed.

    Police have spoken to the boys to determine how the firearm came into their possession.
    Whale is warning that adults should be storing firearms and ammunition safely.

    "Firearms should only be loaded when they are ready to be fired," he said.

    Police would like to hear from anyone with information about the Korohe incident.

    It is not known whether any charges will be laid.

    - Rotorua Daily Post

    - NZ Herald

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    Thats an easily avoided event by the sounds, hope the young lad is ok.
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    Not good at all. Shouldn't have happened. I hope the young fellah has a speedy recovery. Surely it is naive to say it is not known whether any charges will be laid.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Are you OK @systolic or miserable AND paranoid?
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    Misery Guts more likely
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