NT Police say man, 21, and boy, 15, treated for suspected gunshot wounds following unrest in remote Peppimenarti

Two people including a 15-year-old boy have been treated for suspected gunshot wounds following unrest in a remote Top End community, according to NT Police.

Extra officers have been sent to the community of Peppimentari, which is near Wadeye and about 320 kilometres south-west of Darwin. 

Police said local officers had responded to multiple reports of “disturbances, armed persons and incidents of dangerous driving” in the community late yesterday.

“Upon arrival police discovered a 15-year-old youth who was bleeding from a shoulder wound,” a statement issued on Thursday read.

“A second suspected firearm victim, a 21-year-old male, was later discovered with a minor elbow injury.”

They said both victims were treated at remote community health clinics.

The 15-year-old has since been flown to Darwin for treatment, while the 21-year-old has been discharged.

Officers from the Territory Response Group (TRG) tactical unit, detectives and forensic officers have arrived in the community, police said.

In September, a man died after being struck by an arrow in Peppimenarti, following months of unrest in the community.

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