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East Tenn. man shot in head with crossbow dies

January 2nd, 2014 1:02 pm by Associated Press

East Tenn. man shot in head with crossbow dies

GREENBACK, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee man has died after being shot in the head with a crossbow while hunting.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency told media outlets that 37-year-old William Nathan Norris died early Thursday after being shot on Wednesday. He had been deer hunting with a partner on private property in Loudon County.

Officials said the two were standing near each other when the crossbow discharged.

Authorities say they are investigating the shooting as an accident.

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