1 Dec 2010

15-year-old shot in hunting accident

10:42 pm on 1 December 2010

A teenager has been accidentally shot while rabbit hunting with a friend on Banks Peninsula.

Police say a ricochet bullet struck the 15-year-old in the arm at about 8.30pm on Wednesday near the rural township of Little River.

They say his injuries are not life-threatening.

The boy has been taken to Christchurch Hospital for treatment.