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Man in hospital after sustaining gunshot wound

A SHOOTER who was accidentally shot during a shooting adventure on Saturday night is in a stable condition in Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

Two mates in their late 20s who don't come from the Leyburn area were shooting in the area when a firearm was accidentally discharged.

Paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service were called to the intersection of Murphy Rd and the Toowoomba Karara Road, 10km north of Leyburn, at 9.15pm to meet the injured man and his mate.

Senior Constable Matt Swan, of Leyburn police, said the two men had the proper authority to shoot on the private property where the accident happened.

"They had permission from the property owners,” he said.

"The man in hospital in Brisbane was doing well when I rang the hospital on Sunday afternoon.

"The second man told police on Saturday night after his mate was in the care of RACQ LifeFlight for the flight to Brisbane that he would drive straight to the hospital in Brisbane.

Sen.Const. Swan said the Toowoomba/Karara Rd was closed both ways for 15 minutes on Saturday night while the injured shooter was airlifted from the highway.

LifeFlight airlifted the man to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.



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