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Parents charged with hindering police investigation into 5-year-old son's shooting

Both parents of a five-year-old boy who was shot in the hip have now been charged for allegedly hindering the police investigation.


NSW Police said the boy was shot while playing with his sister at their home in Lurnea, on May 1.


The boy was taken to Liverpool Hospital before being transferred to Westmead Children's Hospital.


He has since been discharged.


Chief Inspector Mitch Newton said the initial investigation suggested the shooting was an accident.


The 41-year-old father was previously charged with hindering an investigation, possessing an unauthorised firearm, and possessing ammunition without holding a licence.


The 37-year-old mother has been charged with the same offences.


Both have been granted bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court in May.


Despite the shooting, the children will remain in the care of their parents.


Police have not ruled out further charges being laid in relation to the incident.