16-year-old boy bull’s-eye-d by arrow by a club fellow

A 16-year-old boy was shot between his eyes by an arrow in a public hall in Meguro-ku, Tokyo. He has been hospitalized and is in life-threatening condition. The projectile was shot by a 17-year-old boy who belongs to the same archery club as the hit one.

The accident occurred at about 4:45 PM when the two boys were practicing alone at the archery site on the rooftop of the six-story public hall. The older boy said to police that he aimed the bow at his friend and then he accidentally released the bowstring. They also say that the 16-year-old pulled out the 70-cm long carbon arrow out of his head on his own.

Police were questioning the 17-year-old boy on suspicion of negligence resulting in injury. The 16-year-old boy was not conscious, they said.

The high school in Minato Ward said the teacher supervising the archery club was not at the Meguro hall at the time because it was voluntary practice session by the two students.

According to an official of the Meguro Ward Office in charge of the hall’s management, the two teenagers have regularly used the archery site on the rooftop of the six-story building, and they started practicing at around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

They say, “Don’t aim the gun at at anything that you don’t want to shoot.” It obviously applies to any projectile weapons, and this case just confirms it.

Source: Japan Today

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