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Shot Hunter In A Critical Condition

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.

ENDS

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