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https://smnewsnet.com/archives/444488/leonardtown-man-shot-in-chest-with-crossbow-flown-to-trauma-center/On Monday, November 26, 2018 at approximately 10:15 p.m., police fire and rescue personnel responded to Lady Baltimore Avenue, in Leonardtown for the reported shooting.
Dispatchers advised responding units that the victim, a 52-year old male, was shot in the chest with a crossbow.
The shooting was reportedly accidental, however police are investigating.
Emergency personnel arrived on scene at the residence and found the front door locked, firefighters forced entry to find the patient on the ground. He was reported to be conscious and breathing at the time.
Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 flew the single patient to an area trauma center with serious injuries.
How in the world does this even happen? Other reports said it was self-inflicted.
Of course, the comments are worth reading:
AliceW on November 27, 2018 at 9:15 am
Probably cleaning it and forgot to unload it. I always leave my crossbow loaded with extended magazines.