Two people, including a 15-year-old boy, were shot dead amid unrest in the remote NT town of Peppimenarti
A man and a teenager have been shot after reports of unrest in a remote Indigenous community in the Northern Territory.
Police were called to Peppimenarti, some 200 miles south of Darwin, late Wednesday after multiple reports of armed people, unrest and dangerous driving.
Officers found a 15-year-old boy shot in the shoulder and a 21-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the arm, NT Police Commander Matt Hollamby told reporters Thursday.
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“There was a multitude of riots, culminating in someone shooting one and probably two people with a gun,” he said.
“We understand it was a rifle (but we’re not sure of the caliber at this point.”
Tactical Response Group officers were deployed to the community to help local police restore order.
“At this point the community is quiet,” Comm Hollamby said.
“Hopefully this is a one-off incident. There have been problems there in the past, but not necessarily with firearms, and that’s very worrying.”
The teenager was flown to Darwin for medical treatment at the Royal Darwin Hospital.
“As far as I know he is in stable condition,” said Hollamby.
The man was taken to a local health clinic before being released into the care of his family.
Investigations into finding the suspected shooter are ongoing.
https://7news.com.au/news/nt/two-people-including-15-year-old-boy-shot-amid-unrest-in-remote-nt-town-of-peppimenarti-c-9570704 Two people, including a 15-year-old boy, were shot dead amid unrest in the remote NT town of Peppimenarti