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A five-year-old boy is in a stable condition in hospital after he was shot in the hip while in the bedroom of a Sydney home.

UPDATE 12 May

Both parents of a five-year-old boy who was shot in his Sydney’s west home last week have now been charged for allegedly hindering the police investigation, reports ABC news.

The 41-year-old father was charged earlier this week with hindering an investigation, possessing an unauthorised firearm and possessing ammunition without holding a licence.

Yesterday, the 37-year-old mother was charged with the same offences.

Both have been granted bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court later this month.

Despite the shooting, Chief Inspector Newton said the children would remain in the care of their parents.

“I don’t think there is any issue in relation to the safety of the kids, I think the kids are fine,” he said.

Officers said it was possible further charges could be laid as the investigation continued.

Previously on this story…

Police were called to the home in Lurnea, about 9pm yesterday after the boy’s parents found him with a gunshot wound.

The boy was shot in the hip while he was in a bedroom of the home with his sister. No one else was injured, reports 9 news.

His parents drove him to Liverpool Hospital, but he was later transferred to Westmead Children’s Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Detectives have not determined a motive for the shooting, but said the single gunshot was likely fired from outside the house.

“The evidence suggests there may have been a projectile fired from outside the premise,” Superintendent Peter Gillam said this morning.

“We still want to talk to the parents to try and establish if there is a motive and see maybe if there is something they have done for this to occur.

“We’re throwing all the resources we can onto this investigation,” he said.

Forensic investigators have established a crime scene at the home and are continuing their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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  • ok not enough info and it is sad to know that this occurred.

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  • Wish even more guns had been taken off the streets – so horrible to hear a 5 yo was hurt this way. Be great to see the final outcome of this case.

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  • I hope the little boy makes a full recovery. Glad the little girl wasn’t injured. They could easily have been injured by the same bullet. Searches should reveal whether the bullet was fired from outside or inside provided evidence hasn’t been destroyed.

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  • Thank God the boy is in a stable condition.
    Hope they catch the shooter. Or maybe just maybe the shooter hears about the fact his shot hit a wee innocent 5 year old boy and feels so guilty he steps forward himself….

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  • Very lucky little boy. Hope they catch the shooter.

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  • wow what a lucky little boy – hope he makes a full recovery.

    I wonder who/how this all unfolded – guessing there must be more to this story!

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  • That poor little boy. I just saw on the news they are investigating where the shots came from. They are asking if the gunshots came from inside or from outside the house. Either way, a very lucky escape for the little one.

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  • oh no how horrible and scary!

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  • How very frightening for the family.

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  • I’m more curious as to how either of them got their hands on a gun. If the parents didn’t store their guns as rewuired by law they should be convicted.

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  • It would be interesting to see who fired the shot,wishing the young boy all the best.

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