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Saturday
Jun022012

Teen Who Allegedly Shot Girl With Arrow in Custody

ABC News(CAMPBELLSPORT, Wis.) -- A teenager is in custody after police in Campbellsport, Wis., determined he was the person responsible for firing an arrow that accidentally hit a 7-year-old girl in the back.

The identity of the 16-year-old shooter was not released, and a 17-year-old friend of his who was believed to be with him at the time has been referred to the Fond Du Lac District Attorney for a review.

“They basically said that they shot an arrow at a squirrel and the arrow impacted the child and at that point they heard the child scream and obviously they were afraid to come forward,” Fond Du Lac County Sheriff Mick Fink told ABC affiliate WBAY.

Aryanna Schneeberg was walking with friends nearly two weeks ago when she was hit from behind by what police at the time said they believed was a stray arrow.

The arrow had a target tip on it rather than a more destructive hunting tip, Fink said told ABC News, “which is a good thing otherwise it could have been a fatal impact.”

Michele Schneeberg, the girl’s grandmother, told the station she was baffled by the behavior of the two boys who “turned on their heels and ran” and said she would ask them: “What were you thinking?”

“It was very scary. She was in real bad shape,” she said of the moments after Aryanna was hit.

Schneeberg said the girl can’t lift heavy items or enjoy one of her favorite pastimes, jumping on the trampoline, but she seems to be recovering.

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Friday
May272011

Girl Allegedly Shoots Dad for Taking Cellphone

Comstock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- A father remains in serious condition after police said his 15-year-old daughter allegedly shot him with a hunting bow Wednesday evening.

Police said the arrow struck the torso of the 35-year-old father, who was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The Tahyua, Washington man told police he had taken away his daughter's cellphone to discipline her, although police did not know why she'd been grounded.

Mason County sheriff's spokesman William Adam told ABC News, "He crawled out of a window of his house, and then he was able to crawl to a vehicle and drive to a neighbor's house.  The closest neighbor was a third of a mile away."

The teenager gave up willingly after deputies found her in a forest area near her home, Adam said.

"She had an excess of at least 36 arrows, along with the compound bow, according to her father," Adam said.

Compound bows, which are popular with hunters, allow shooters to draw the bow with less effort than is required for other kinds of bows, making it easier to aim at a target.

Police said after they apprehended the girl, they found her to be "despondent, with serious medical issues, so she was transferred to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital."

She is expected to be brought before a judge sometime Friday.

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