Sydney boy injured by bonfire bullet

A teenage boy has been injured by a bullet he threw into a bonfire.

Police said the 13-year-old boy was throwing bullets into a bonfire in the backyard of his home in Penrith when one of them exploded last night.

The bullet hit the boy in the stomach and he was taken to hospital. He was not seriously injured, police said in a statement.

Penrith Local Area command duty officer, Inspector Harry Goedings, said: "This young man was very lucky. Had the bullet hit him in the head, we could be dealing with a fatality."

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