5 year-old shot, parents refuse to help police

A FIVE-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being shot in a home in Sydney's south west last night.

Police said they were called to a home on Morison Dr, Lurnea about 9pm after reports a five-year-old boy had suffered a gunshot wound to the hip.

A forensic service officer at the scene, following the shooting, late last night.
A forensic service officer at the scene, following the shooting, late last night. Bill Hearne

The boy was taken to Liverpool Hospital by his parents - where he remains in a stable condition.

Police this morning said the family car is being forensically exmained as a matter of procedure.

A crime scene has been established at the home as detectives carry out their investigation.

The five-year-old boy suffered a single gunshot wound.
The five-year-old boy suffered a single gunshot wound. Bill Hearne

Police said the motive for the shooting was not yet clear.

Police are still piecing together what occurred.
Police are still piecing together what occurred. Bill Hearne

Anyone with further information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Originally published as Boy, 5, shot in Sydney's south west

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