A boy of fifteen has been injured in what is being described as “an execution style” shooting in Australia.
The lad was shot when an intruder kicked down a door in his Sydney home, threatened the his mother, before entering his bedroom, firing at close range.
Other family members were asleep in the house at the time of the break-in.
The 15-year-old was unconscious and in a critical condition when he arrived at hospital.
The gunman’s face was covered but is described as being of thin build and aged between 18 and 20.
Police have appealed for the public to assist with information.
Police declined to comment on speculation the shooting could be some kind of revenge attack linked to a murder in the city.