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Argument Over Barking Dog May Have Led To Fatal Shooting

Barking dogs are believed to have provoked an argument that led to a man being shot dead and his teenage neighbour accused of murder in central western NSW.

The 18-year-old is believed to have shot dead his neighbour because the man's dogs would not stop barking.

The 25-year-old victim was taken to hospital in a critical condition on Monday afternoon, after emergency workers were called to property in Parkes just before 5pm. He later died.

NSW Police sources confirmed to AAP the shooting is believed to have followed an argument about the victim's dogs barking.

Police believe a barking dog may have been involved in the shooting. Stock photo: Getty Images

Superintendent Chris Taylor told reporters the men were "not great friends" but confirmed they lived on the same street and knew one another.

Police are not aware of any previous incidents between them, the ABC reported.

The teenager was arrested at the scene and taken to Parkes Police Station, where he was charged with murder.

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He is also charged with firing a gun in a public place and possession of an unregistered, unauthorised gun in public.

He will face Orange Local Court on Tuesday.