A teenage boy has been taken to hospital after allegedly being shot in the leg in Adelaide’s north-western suburbs this morning. 

Key points:

  • A teenage boy has non-life threatening injuries after a shooting in Adelaide’s north-western suburbs this morning
  • Police found a number of gunshot holes at the Kilburn address
  • Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Police were called to Nelson Street at Kilburn after reports of gunshots in the area.

Officers found bullet holes at the address and the victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say they will interview the boy this afternoon but it is not believed to be a random attack.

Acting Police Commissioner Linda Williams said police had set up a crime scene. 

“It doesn’t appear to be a random incident, so that would indicate to me we [police] have some lines of enquiry,” she said. 

“Any incident with a firearm is taken really seriously, that’s a high priority for us.”

A police officer inspects what appears to be a bullet hole.(ABC News: Justin Hewitson)

One neighbour told reporters that he has often heard fighting and does not feel safe living in the area.

“It’s quite terrifying … because it’s happening all the time,” he said.

“Police are always coming here — every day or every two days.

“Sometimes a shooting happens, sometimes fighting, sometimes stabbings — these kind of things are not good to live near.”

Anyone with information has been urged to contact police.

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