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New Zealand

2 January 2007

NewsTalk ZB

A 13-year-old Feilding boy is fighting for his life in Wellington Hospital, after he was accidentally shot with an airgun by his friend. A pellet went straight through the boy's eye and lodged in his brain when the pair were playing with a point-two-two calibre air rifle in a garage in Feilding. Wellington Hospital says the boy is in a critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit. As police investigate, firearms lobbyist John Howat says he is saddened and appalled at... (

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