A 16-year-old teenage boy was critically injured after he was shot in the chest near Taoa.
He was flown to Vaiola hospital in Tongatapu and is currently in a stable condition, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health said this afternoon.
The incident happened in a tax allotment, Kaniva News has learnt.
The cause of the shooting is under Police investigation, but health authority believed it was accidental.
The spokesperson said he could not release further details of the victim and any of the information they get in relation to the incident citing Police ongoing investigation.