Lexi Franco, 9, was shot in the back with an arrow on Tuesday in Cranston, R.I.
Daniel King, 27, reportedly told police that he was attempting to shoot a pigeon in his driveway with his bow and arrow, but the arrow ricocheted and accidentally hit Franco.
“We were just talking for a couple minutes and that’s when he shot Lexi," Lexi's sister Angel Lucchetti (pictured) told WPRI (video below).
"I thought it was one of those plastic ones, you know?" added Lucchetti. "Then I turned around and he was there just looking at us. Then she goes ‘Ow, ow,’ and the thing fell out… and I saw blood. She had a hole in her back over here. Like a big hole.”
Franco was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
King was handcuffed and taken into custody by police who searched his home and found two bows, seven arrows and two swabs from the broken arrow.
King was charged with "felony criminal negligence," noted the Associated Press.