NZ boy (6) dead after Fiji shooting

A 6-year-old Auckland boy has died in a shooting in Fiji.

The boy was in Fiji with his family, who were helping to build a home in the Lautoka suburb of Sabeto Hill when the incident occurred yesterday evening, the FijiLive website reported.

The boy was at the construction site with a relative who owned the gun while his parents and other family members inspected the house, the website said.

The boy's parents heard a gunshot and when they went to investigate found the boy and a 14-year-old local boy injured near a vehicle where the gun was kept.

The pair were rushed to Lautoka Hospital where younger boy was pronounced dead on arrival.

The teen was in a critical condition.

The owner of the gun, which was licensed, was in custody for questioning and police were also speaking to construction workers who were at the site.

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