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A 51-year-old woman was shot with a crossbow in the city of Numbulwar (photo) in the Northern Territory

Women are shot in the chest with a CROSSBOW during a family fight that took to the streets in an Aboriginal community

  • The 51-year-old was the target during a physical fight in a large group
  • Officers suggested that the fight may have been caused by & # 39; arguing & # 39; family
  • The victim was flown to Royal Darwin Hospital, where she remains stable
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A woman was shot in the chest and arm with a crossbow after she was involved in a fight.

The 51-year-old was the target during a fight in Numbulwar in the Northern Territory on Monday at about 5 p.m.

Other weapons were also used in the fight, which, according to police, was caused by & # 39; arguing & # 39; with family groups, the ABC reported.

A 51-year-old woman was shot with a crossbow in the city of Numbulwar (photo) in the Northern Territory

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A 51-year-old woman was shot with a crossbow in the city of Numbulwar (photo) in the Northern Territory

The victim was flown to Royal Darwin Hospital, where she remains in a stable state.

& # 39; I look like a few arguing family groups and we hope some mediation can help with that & # 39 ;, said Commander Tennosaar.

& # 39; The police are there to try and keep the peace, while the elderly in family groups tend to discuss issues that cause the problem. & # 39;

Minyerri and Ngukurr police have been called on site to help other officers.

There are no costs involved and the investigation is still ongoing.

Officers have suggested that the fight may have been caused by & # 39; arguing & # 39; with family groups (stock image)

Officers have suggested that the fight may have been caused by & # 39; arguing & # 39; with family groups (stock image)

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Officers have suggested that the fight may have been caused by & # 39; arguing & # 39; with family groups (stock image)

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