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Westby man accidentally shot in face with crossbow: Police say injuries are not life-threatening

Westby man accidentally shot in face with crossbow: Police say injuries are not life-threatening

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A Westby man was injured early Friday after he was accidentally shot in the face with a crossbow, police say.

Officers were called to the 100 block of Oak Street about 1:30 a.m. They found a 56-year-old man had been struck near the nasal cavity by a bolt from a small, handheld crossbow. His injuries were not life-threatening.

A man was arrested at the scene, though no charges have been announced.

The Westby Police Department received assistance from the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, Westby First Responders and Tri-State Ambulance Service.

The incident remains under investigation, police say.

Kyle Farris can be reached at 608-791-8234 or kfarris@lacrossetribune.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Kyle_A_Farris.

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