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Police: Man Accidentally Shot Girl With Arrow

Lexi Franco was not seriously injured in the Cranston, RI accident



    Police: Man Accidentally Shot Girl With Arrow

    Police in Rhode Island say a man with a crossbow who was trying to shoot a pigeon outside his home accidentally struck a 9-year-old girl with an arrow.

    Cranston police say the arrow ricocheted off the ground and struck Lexi Franco in the back as she was walking with friends on a street Tuesday afternoon. Police say she pulled out the arrow herself and was taken to a hospital, where tests showed no serious injuries and she was discharged.

    Authorities charged 27-year-old Daniel King with felony criminal negligence and detained him as an alleged probation violator. It's not clear if he has a lawyer. Police say King told officers it was an accident.

    Court records show King is serving one year of probation for vandalism.

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