Teenager shot in hunting accident

A TEENAGE boy is in a serious condition after being shot in the stomach on Friday night in what is believed to be a hunting accident.

Three men were hunting at an olive farm on Collins Rd, Glen Aplin, when the incident happened.

It is alleged the 16-year-old Stanthorpe boy was standing on the back of a ute while two 44-year-old males got back into the front of the ute.

It was at this point a gun fired with a bullet going through the roof and hitting the teenager in the stomach.

The victim was treated at the Stanthorpe Hospital and was later flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

Stanthorpe police are investigating and say it is a timely reminder to always be careful when using firearms.