Davie woman shot by arrow while gardening in back yard

DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - An arrow fell from the sky and pierced a Davie woman’s thigh as she gardened in the back yard of her home, Saturday.

Despite the arrow penetrating her thigh and coming out of the other side, the 66-year-old pulled the arrow from her leg.

With a bandage on her leg, Monday, she discussed the incident, which, she said, could have killed her.

“It came so close to killing me. I could have died,” she said. “I was outside gardening, and I stood up, and I felt a searing pain through my leg.”

The woman, who didn’t want to be identified, looked down and saw the arrow, approximately 18 inches long, in her upper thigh.

The woman said she suspects who may be responsible, but police are still investigating.

“It came in here and was sticking out here. I put my hand here and pulled it out without even thinking,” she said, “put my thumbs in the holes to cause pressure and screamed.”

Her husband called 911, and police and fire rescue units responded. She was then rushed to the hospital.

Now police are trying to figure out where the arrow came from. Another arrow appears to have pierced a nearby shed.

Police said it could have been an accident.

“It’s very possible it’s a fluke occurrence,” Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone said. “If you are going to be shooting an arrow or a BB gun or a pellet gun or any projectile, do it in an area that is sanctioned, that is designated for that.”

The victim returned home, Monday, and her daughter is furious that this happened.

“There’s no business shooting arrows in a city environment,” the daughter said.

The victim said if she hadn’t stood up when she did, she could have been killed.

“If I hadn’t stood up at the moment, I probably would’ve been dead. It would have gone through my body,” she said. “It’s dangerous and stupid.”

The woman is now unable to work because of the injury. Police are still working to find where the arrow came from.

If you have any information on this incident, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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