AN 18-YEAR-OLD man is in a stable condition after he was shot in the leg near Gisborne earlier today.
An Ambulance Victoria spokesman said the man was struck while hunting in the Wombat State Forest around 3pm.
Ambulance crews treated the man at the Goode and Hamilton Streets intersection, Gisborne, following the incident.
The spokesman said the bullet was believed to have ricocheted off something before hitting the man in the leg.
The 18-year-old was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital by road ambulance.