Mystery surrounds how a man was shot in the head in Lismore
UPDATE 9.50am: A SPOKESWOMAN from Northern New South Wales Local Health District confirmed the man who suffered a head wound from a firearm in Lismore on Monday evening has been transferred.
"This patient was transferred from LBH to Gold Coast Hospital last night in a critical condition," she said.
More to come.
UPDATE 9.25am: A LISMORE man who suffered a critical head injury on Monday night has been transferred to the Gold Coast.
A NSW Police media spokeswoman confirmed that officers were called to house in Dawson St Lismore last night.
"On arrival officers found a 22-year-old man with a head injury," she said.
"He was treated at the scene by ambos and taken to the Lismore Base Hospital and has since been transported to Gold Coast University Hospital.
"A crime scene has been established at the property as police continue to investigate."
ORIGINAL STORY: POLICE are investigating an incident which left a 21-year-old Lismore man with a serious head wound on Monday night.
Richmond Police District Inspector Nicole Bruce confirmed officers attended a house where they found the man suffering a head wound and intermediately gave medical assistance.
"At 7.45pm last night police went to a residential address in Lismore in response to an alleged firearm being discharged," she said.
"Upon attendance they found and assisted a man suffering a gunshot wound to the head."
Insp Bruce said the man was taken by ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital.
She declined to give the address but it is understood the incident occurred in Dawson St.
Insp Bruce did not comment on the type of firearm used or how many shots had been fired.
"The 21-year-old man is in a critical condition," she said.
"A number of persons were at the house of the time and assisting police with enquiries in order to establish what happened and at this stage there have been no arrests made.
"Detectives from Richmond Police District have taken over the investigation and we ask anyone with any information to come forward to contact Lismore police or Crimsetoppers on 1800 333 000."