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Teenager shot in Downer

By Thumper 29 November 2007 29

The SMH is reporting that a 16 year old has been shot in the hip by a 63 year old man in Downer at 2.30 yesterday.

Officers searched the older man’s home last night and allegedly found two unauthorised firearms and a large amount of ammunition and the man is due to face the ACT Magistrates Court today.

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digi 5:35 pm 05 Dec 07

yeah i know this kid, goes to my school, my freinds say he was drunk and running away from the cops with his freinds do he hid in the old guys backyard, apparently he was so drunk he didnt feel the pain from the bullet that much and thought it was an airrifle

eh_steve 8:40 am 01 Dec 07

I hear suspended sentences are on special for the end of 2007.

TAD 8:16 pm 30 Nov 07

Thanks for that great advice Skiddy.

It must be a great comfort to the victim to only have been “allegedly” shot.

Skidbladnir 1:07 pm 30 Nov 07

Remember to pepper your comments with ‘allegedly’ around the word ‘shot’, ‘firearms’, and ‘ammunition’, ‘attempted break-in\trespass\burglary’, etc.

Nobody has yet been convicted, all we have is the AFP media release and a SMH article.

Snahons_scv6_berlina 12:59 pm 30 Nov 07

perhaps the old man prematurely shot his load when he drew his pistol from its holster while thinking he was a cowboy…

Mr Evil 12:53 pm 30 Nov 07

Well, considering the accused male’s age he may have been having flashbacks if he was a Vietnam Vet: and what he thought he saw was a VC sapper about to blow up his clothes line up with a demolition charge.

You know it makes sense.

Deadmandrinking 12:21 pm 30 Nov 07

Thankyou Mr. Evil. I needed that. I really did.

Mr Evil 11:37 am 30 Nov 07

“what was the old bloke doing with a gun, anyway???”

Looking for Charlie on the trails around Phouc Tuy?

astrojax 10:47 am 30 Nov 07

what was the old bloke doing with a gun, anyway???

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