A disagreement between three boys in a treehouse in Oklahoma ended with a crossbow arrow fired through the torso of a 10-year-old boy, exiting his body and sticking into the arm of his 8-year-old brother.
That's according to Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty, who said at a Monday news conference covered by The Oklahoman that Austin Almanza, the older of the two brothers, died at the scene. The 8-year-old, Ayden, was released from a hospital after treatment.
The shooting was no accident, said Dougherty, whose office will investigate the death as a homicide. Investigators believed there was "a disagreement" between the two brothers and a 13-year-old friend. The treehouse where the incident happened sat on a vacant lot.
Little information was made immediately available, including the model of crossbow. The weapon belonged to the third boy, Dougherty said. The boy's name was not released because of his age. He is being held a juvenile detention center, he added.
News station KFOR reported text of a 911 call tied to the incident.
“One of the neighbors… I guess an arrow went through one of the kids and stuck in the other one," a caller said.
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