Deputies: UPS driver shot by man's errant crossbow bolt

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Posted: Aug 29, 2016 7:38 AM

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a man was practicing with his crossbow in his front yard when he accidentally shot a United Parcel Service driver in the chest.

Citing Autauga County Sheriff's Office records, the Montgomery Advertiser reports (http://on.mgmadv.com/2bQeIq9) the unidentified delivery man was driving around noon Thursday when a crossbow bolt flew into the cab of his truck, striking him.

Deputies say the driver was taken to the hospital in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say 55-year-old Ronald Curtis Gantt has been charged with assault in the case.

Gantt told authorities he was taking part in target practice in his front yard when he shot the driver. Investigators are calling the incident an accident, but are charging Gantt due to the reckless nature of his actions.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com