Teenager shot in Downer

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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29 Responses to Teenager shot in Downer
digi 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 eh_steve 8:40 am 01 Dec 07

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

TAD 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 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 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 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 Deadmandrinking 12:21 pm 30 Nov 07

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

Mr Evil 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 astrojax 10:47 am 30 Nov 07

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

FB FB 9:53 am 30 Nov 07

It was in Antill street, two houses west of piggot street! I saw the cops there & was wondering what it was about

aa aa 9:18 am 30 Nov 07

what about the over priced pizza’s role in this?????

boomacat boomacat 8:11 am 30 Nov 07

Mr Evil, you’ve been watching too much porn and war moves, oh hang on, what am I saying, I’m confused!??

I blame GetUp too. And activist judges for taking prayer out of school. Or something.

Actually I blame Brendan Nelson, blooody earring wearing ex-Labor party Union thug.

hk0reduck hk0reduck 1:24 am 30 Nov 07

Third hand information suggests that there was a party held by Narrabundah students that got busted up by the police.

One of the foolish kiddies jumped into the wrong back yard to hide from the police and got shot.

I don’t know the guy, so maybe he still deserved it 🙂

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 10:20 pm 29 Nov 07

Hmmmm adeptacheese…..

I can’t recall ever in my teenage years I was trespassing in some-one’s back yard.

The only reason you would be there at time of night is up to no good : full well and knowing that our sock cock courts will let you off with the lash of a feather as punishment.

Sucked in I say to the burglar who copped a round, wherever it ended up.

Pity it wasn’t a shotgun blast to the head : no recovering from that.

Pandy Pandy 10:09 pm 29 Nov 07


A head shot is in order.

adeptacheese adeptacheese 9:01 pm 29 Nov 07

so vic when did you first realize you had become one of those crotchety old men who have forgotten their teenage years

TAD TAD 8:42 pm 29 Nov 07

You’re jumping to conclusions. The boy wasn’t a burglar. He was just out on the piss underage and had the misfortune to hide in the wrong yard from the cops. The old guy shot him because he couldn’t sleep not because he was protecting anything.

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 7:09 pm 29 Nov 07

Should have shot him in the nads (assuming he didn’t). At least then potential boy burglar will never pass on those faulty genes of his.

Zero sympathy here.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:15 pm 29 Nov 07

“No legal defence to shoot somebody to protect property. You’ve been watching too much American TV.”

You can never watch too much American TV! Anyway, I don’t actually watch much TV – I watch mainly porn and war movies! 🙂

barking toad barking toad 5:04 pm 29 Nov 07

Terrible shot – needs more range practice

The 63yr old could be in strife if he comes before terrence though. Unless he’s a druggo.

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