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Police: Danville man killed in apparent crossbow accident

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Sep 23, 2019

DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Danville are investigating after a man died Monday morning of an apparently accidental self-inflicted wound from a crossbow bolt.

Danville Assistant Police Chief Glenn Doan said 46-year-old Jimmy J. Smith of Danville was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were called out about 10:15 a.m. to an area along Hartland Drive. Officials said Smith was found mortally injured with a wound from a crossbow bolt to his upper torso.

Police said foul play was not suspected. Investigators said they believe Smith was shooting targets in a backyard when a bolt accidentally discharged.

The case remained under investigation.