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Irish Nurse (38) Critical After Being Shot In Australia

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Northern Territory police were called to a house near Darwin

An Irish nurse is fighting for life after being shot in Australia.

The 38 year old from Co. Mayo is in intensive care in hospital after the incident in Darwin on Tuesday.

Northern Territory police were called to a house in the Milner area of Darwin at around 6.30 local time on Tuesday evening.

They'd been called to reports of gunshots.

They found the 38 year old Mayo woman with serious injuries to her abdomen. She was stabilised at the scene by paramedics and later underwent emergency surgery.

She is now in a critical condition at the intensive care unit of the Royal Darwin Hospital.

A 35 year old man who was known to the woman was found dead at the scene. Police believe he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and say there is no risk to the wider public.

The woman is understood to be the mother of a young child.

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