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In Chilling Attack, Fake Delivery Results in Crossbow Shooting - Page 2

Police in Canada searching for suspect in bizarre attempted murder
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2019 9:27 AM CDT
Updated Apr 20, 2019 11:38 AM CDT

  • A conversation: The woman did not know, or at least did not recognize, the man. Police say he fired the crossbow after a brief conversation, then fled in a pickup. The woman was able to close the door, despite being severely injured, and call for help.
  • Awful detail: A crossbow arrow recovered from the scene is one designed for big-game hunting, as in moose. "The injuries that she sustained were absolutely devastating," says a police official in Peel, Ontario, per the Guardian. “It involved damage to a lot of her internal organs. She’ll be in recovery phase for the rest of her life. … Her life will never be the same.” Police say the woman is recuperating in a "place of safety."
  • Motive: Police aren't being too revealing, but they're characterizing this as an isolated, targeted attack, reports CNN. "Comments made to the victim [by the suspect] indicate the victim was targeted and that the suspect may have carried out the attack at the request of another individual," says another police official. "It is clear that this attack was meant to end the victim’s life."
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