An horrific shooting accident has rocked Stanthorpe.
A 5-year-old boy is in a stable but critical condition in the Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane after he was shot in the face by an 11-year-old boy on Tuesday.
The shooting happened on Granite Belt Drive at Cottonvale, near Stanthorpe around 4pm.
It is believed that the boys are cousins.
Police described the incident as a "tragic accident", though investigations are continuing.