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Boy in Cary shot in face with arrow

Posted October 7, 2014

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— Cary police said an 8-year-old boy was shot in the face with an arrow while playing with another child Tuesday afternoon.

The boy was taken to Duke University Hospital, and his injury is not life-threatening, according to police Capt. Randall Rhyne.

The incident happened outside a home on Cameron Pond Drive.

Susan Moran, a spokeswoman for the Town of Cary, said children from three families were playing together in the front yard of a home when the accident occurred.

Moran said it's too soon to determine whether any criminal charges will be filed in the case.

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  • moomoo Oct 8, 2014

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    What??

  • moomoo Oct 8, 2014

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    No more hilarious than some of the reply comments posted on here--but who said his name was "Bobby" and who said they were in a "CAR"?

  • Lightfoot3 Oct 8, 2014

    "An assault bow. With a 30 shaft quiver. Call your congressman!" - beaupeep


    Funny! And I bet Grand Union is already on the phone. :)


    "Illogical speculation at that. The 8-year-old who was hit by the arrow was probably not the one operating the bow" - dh1964


    Given the article says "while playing with another child", it's logical to assume the other child had something to do with it and that child would be of similar age. Doesn't mean it's a fact, but it's still a logical speculation.

  • Duff Dry Oct 8, 2014

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    Then there was the time Dad bought my brother and me toy whips from the circus. What was he thinking???

  • Fred Kozlof Oct 8, 2014
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    I believe Cary's bylaws prohibit shooting bow/arrows in town limits. I'm sure many do in backyards, and accidents and ricochets happen....with possible injury to persons & property. Even small 'trainer' bows have enough power to injure. Parental supervision Essential.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Oct 8, 2014

    You people are hilarious! You rant about kids and arrows...then you strap little Bobby into a 3000 pound death trap known as a CAR!

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Oct 8, 2014

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    By "people" do you mean 8 year-old children?...playing with lethal weapons?

  • VickLo Oct 8, 2014

    I remember my brother once threw a stick and it actually stuck in my forehead. I didn't know I could have had him busted! Man...

  • dh1964 Oct 8, 2014

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    Illogical speculation at that. The 8-year-old who was hit by the arrow was probably not the one operating the bow.

  • babylaceycarpenter Oct 8, 2014

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    Legislation? No. Her and Hans, want them banned completely.

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