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2 November 2010

Australian Associated Press

A 16-year-old boy has been shot dead in a hunting accident in northeastern Victoria. Police say the boy had been hunting rabbits with a friend in a paddock in Merriang, near Wangaratta. The two boys were tracking one rabbit with telescopic sights on their guns when one boy fired a shot about 6.45pm (AEDT) on Monday. The bullet struck the second boy in the back of the head, police say, as he was a short distance in front and to the side. The teenager, with a critical... (

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