Man Shot Dead, 18-Year-Old Arrested In Rural NSW

A young man has been arrested over a shooting in Parkes which has left one dead.

NSW Police said officers were called to Porter Street in Parkes, in western NSW, around 5pm on Monday after receiving reports of a shooting.

Ambulance NSW told 10 daily that a 25-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds to the chest. He was taken to Parkes Hospital in a critical condition, but police reported he later died.

"Another man, aged 18, was arrested at the scene and taken to Parkes Police Station and is currently assisting police with inquiries," police said.

"An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident are currently underway."

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or