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15-year-old boy shoots girl with nail-gun during argument at playground

By Mason White 4:55 AM January 14, 2018

Police were called to a playground after an argument between teenagers turned violent.

A 15-year-old boy in Australia was arrested and charged with reckless wounding after shooting a teenage girl in the head with a nail gun in New South Wales.

The 16-year-old girl was reportedly shot in River Park on Friday night in the town of Cowra.

Police said the victim and her friend were sitting on swings in the park at around 6:30 p.m. when the 15-year-old boy, who was standing with a group of friends in the parking lot, called out to them.

After words were exchanged, the boy pulled a nail gun from a car, pointed it at the 16-year-old girl and fired, hitting her in the forehead, police said.

The girls ran to a nearby restroom, where they called for help, while the suspect fled the scene.

The 16-year-old girl was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for a puncture wound.

Detectives tracked down a vehicle and seized the nail gun for forensic examination.

The boy was charged with reckless wounding and was granted conditional bail to appear at Children’s Court.