UNIONTOWN, Pa.—The Pennsylvania Game Commission says it's still
investigating, but it appears that a hunter using a crossbow shot
another man in the thigh after mistaking the victim for a deer.
Authorities aren't releasing the names of either man while the
The incident happened at dusk, about 5 p.m. Monday, in a wooded
area of North Union Township, about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh.
Monday was the last day of deer archery season in that part of the
Officials say the 59-year-old hunter apparently mistook the
victim, who is believed to be 18 or 19, for wild game.
The victim was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown,
W.Va. for the arrow lodged in his upper thigh. The man's condition
was not immediately known Tuesday.
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