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Archery Practice  
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(9 October 2000, Canada) A young man was brought into a Toronto hospital with an arrow in his brain. The police explained that the victim was with a friend at an archery range, and lost an expensive arrow by overshooting the target. The bowman searched the thicket behind the target, but couldn't find his arrow. So he called out to his friend, "Hey shoot another one," thinking it would help him locate the original. The friend complied, and the arrow flew true, striking the victim between the eyeballs and piercing his brain case. He is in intensive care and hemiplegic, with survival uncertain.

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