SEARCHING: Police talk to witnesses.
SEARCHING: Police talk to witnesses.

Boy hit in drive-by shooting



ROCKHAMPTON police were late last night questioning a teenager about the drive-by shooting of a 12-year-old boy in North Rockhampton earlier yesterday.

Police said a 17-year-old was assisting with their inquiries after the youngster was shot in the back along a Park Avenue road about 4.30pm.

It was believed the boy was shot with an air rifle.

He was taken to Rockhampton Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

"Until we remove the pellet we won't know (what type of gun was used),'' Sergeant Brian Roots said.

The bullet entered the lower left side of the boy's back and did not exit.

It is believed the boy was in a group of three riding his bike when he was shot.

Scenes of Crime officers were later seen taking photographs on Richardson Road in the Telstra carpark.

Then about 7pm police were also seen taking photographs of a white Holden Commodore at a nearby address in the Farm Street vicinity.

An ambulance was called to an Alexandra Street address after the shooting to treat the wounded boy.



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