4 Dec 2008

Taupo boy shot in head by air rifle

6:25 pm on 4 December 2008

Police want to speak with two family members after a Taupo boy was shot in the face with a pellet from an air rifle.

Police say the 12-year-old was shot in or near his home in Wairakei. It is believed the pellet went through his face.

He was in a stable condition in Rotorua hospital on Thursday.

A police search of the family home recovered an air rifle and pellets.

Police say they will speak with two members of the boy's family on Friday.