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Police appeal to the public after teen shot in South Grafton

Police are continuing to appeal to the community for their assistance following a shooting incident in South Grafton earlier this month.

Around 9pm on July 10, emergency services attended a premises in Camelia Way where a 15-year-old boy was treated for a gunshot wound to his torso.

The boy’s 45-year-old father was also treated for a head injury allegedly inflicted during an assault.

Neither injury was believed to be life threatening.

The teenager was later conveyed to the Gold Coast University Hospital via the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter while his father was transported to Coffs Harbour Health Campus for further treatment.

Officers attached to the Coffs/Clarence Police District have commenced inquiries into the whereabouts of a 30-year-old man, who is wanted by the virtue of an outstanding warrant in relation to the incident and are appealing to the public for their assistance to help locate him.

He is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, between 175cm and 185cm tall, of medium build, with brown hair, brown eyes and a moustache.

He also has several distinctive tattoos on his arms and legs as well as a dove outline on his right cheek, writing above his right eye and a teardrop under his left eye.

He is known to frequent the Grafton area and members of the public are being urged not to approach him and call CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 immediately.