Friend shoots Chaska teen riding bike in head with arrow - KMSP-TV

Friend shoots Chaska teen riding bike in head with arrow

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CHASKA, Minn. (KMSP) -

A Chaska, Minn., teenager is in critical condition after being accidentally shot in the head by an arrow on Saturday.

The 16-year-old boy, who was riding a bicycle at the time, was accidentally hit with an arrow that his friend fired from a bow. The arrow did not have a tip on it, but ricocheted off the ground and pierced an artery in the teenager's brain.

The incident happened around 6:24 p.m. Saturday on the 100 block of Stanford Circle in Chaska.

The boy is at Hennepin County Medical Center in critical condition. Chaska police are investigating.

Attorney Marsh Halberg was contacted by the family of the friend who fired the arrow. He released the following statement on their behalf:

"The young man and his family are grief stricken at the tragic accident that occurred on Saturday evening around 6 p.m. Two teenage best friends were at a home in Chaska. The one young man was accidentally shot in the head with a blunt shaft arrow. We believe this was truly a tragic accident. No alcohol or drugs were involved. The family asks for support and prayers for the young man who was shot as well as his entire family."

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