Boy, 17, is SHOT in the chest and staggers into hospital as cops reveal he was gunned down by someone he knows
- Boy, 17, is fighting for life at Logan Hospital after being shot in the chest
- Police are working to determine how and where he suffered the gunshot wound
A teenager has stumbled into hospital after being shot in the chest overnight by someone police say was known to him.
The 17-year-old boy made his way to Logan Hospital around 1.10am on Wednesday morning where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the right side of his chest.
He has since been transported to a Brisbane hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Brendan Blyth said police still do not know where the shooting happened as investigations continue.
A teenager has stumbled into Logan Hospital around 1.10am on Wednesday after being shot in the chest overnight by someone police say was known to him
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Brendan Blyth (pictured) said police still do not know where the shooting happened as investigations continue
‘We have been able to ascertain that the persons involved are known to each other, and that police will continue to investigate these persons and try and obtain the evidence necessary to bring a prosecution,’ Det Sen Sgt Blyth told reporters.
‘We do not have a specific location at this stage.’
However, police believe the gunshot wound was inflicted by another person known to the victim.
‘A gunshot wound to the chest is extremely dangerous … I don’t believe this is a random incident.
‘I believe the associates involved in this investigation are known to each other, and I don’t believe there’s any concern, so they’re members of the public.’
Anyone with information is urged to contact the police.