Man shot in head with crossbow dies

GREENBACK, Tenn. (AP) – An East Tennessee man has died after being shot in the head with a crossbow while hunting.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency told media outlets that 37-year-old William Nathan Norris died early Thursday after being shot on Wednesday.

He had been deer hunting with a partner on private property in Loudon County.

Officials said the two were standing near each other when the crossbow discharged.

Authorities say they are investigating the shooting as an accident.

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