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Shot Hunter In A Critical Condition

Published: Mon 8 Dec 2008 05:03 PM
Shot Hunter In A Critical Condition
New Zealand Police National News Release
8 December 2008
A 38-year-old man who was airlifted to hospital from the Ruahine ranges early this morning, is said to be in a critical condition following surgery.
The man, from the Palmerston North area, was shot in the arm resulting in a serious injury. Enquiries to date suggest that the shot was fired by his hunting companion, a 49-year-old man also from the Palmerston North area.
There is no suggestion that the shooting was a deliberate act, but as a matter of course police are investigating the circumstances of the incident.
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