Arrow Strikes and Kills Teen

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Teenage boy from Chaska died on Oct. 13 when his best friend accidentally shot him in the head with an arrow. Spencer Swanson died riding his bicycle after his best friend shot an arrow that ricocheted off the ground and stuck Swanson in the head. The arrow was an aluminum shaft arrow that had no tip, according to Fox News.

Authorities say that no drugs or alcohol were involved, it was simply an unfortunate accident. No charges have been pressed, so far according to the StarTribune.

"No decision [on charges] has been made yet," said Marsh Halberg, an attorney for the best friend who shot the arrow, "We're hopeful that based upon the dynamics of the case that won't occur."

Spencer Swanson had just recovered from a yearlong cancer before he died. He was aspiring to become a filmmaker at the Integrated Arts Academy in Eastern Carver County Schools and was also on the bowling team.

The community has also come together to grieve over Swanson. A Facebook page was made to commemorate Swanson.


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