Police: Man killed in crossbow accident in Danville


DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Danville man is dead after police say he accidentally shot himself with a crossbow.

The Danville Police Department says officers were called to the area of Hartland Drive on Monday around 10:15 a.m. about a man suffering from a crossbow wound to the upper torso. According to police, 46-year-old Jimmy J. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police say they are conducting a death investigation but don’t suspect foul play. Investigators believe Smith was target shooting in the backyard when an arrow accidentally discharged and hit him.