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Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

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A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

Police allege that around midday on July 30 a man in his 20s was shot in the leg on Thorburn Street – one of the streets that runs through the centre of the town.

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The incident sparked a significant police operation in the town as officers searched the area for the alleged shooter.

Subsequent investigations led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man in East Lismore on Monday afternoon.

The youth was charged with discharging a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and firing a firearm in or near a public place.

He was refused bail in the Lismore Local Court yesterday, with the case due to return to court on September 29.


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