Boy throwing rocks from overpass shot by crossbow

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 31 at 8:55 AM

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego police say a boy throwing rocks at vehicles was struck in the abdomen by a crossbow bolt fired by a passenger in small sport utility vehicle.

Officer Dino Delimitros says the boy and a friend were throwing rocks in the Linda Vista neighborhood Monday afternoon.

Police say the boys got on a bus. When they got off, two teenage boys in a black Toyota RAV4 drove up and one of them fired the crossbow, hitting one boy in the abdomen.

The boy has been treated and released from the hospital. His age has not been released.

Police don’t know if the RAV4 had been hit by rocks.

Nobody has been arrested.

An archery expert tells San Diego’s 10News.com that a crossbow can fire an arrow at more than 350 feet per second. He also said a crossbow is a recreational weapon, not a self-defense weapon.



 

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