TAHUYA, Wash. - A 15-year-old girl used a hunting bow to shoot her father with an arrow after he grounded her and took her cellphone, authorities said.
The man, who told officers about the Wednesday-evening attack, was airlifted from the rural, forested Tahuya, Wash., area to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and was listed yesterday in serious condition. He was shot once in the torso, authorities said.
The man told the sheriff's dispatcher that his daughter kept him from calling for help after she shot him in their house. After she fled into the woods behind the home with the bow and arrows, he crawled out a window, got in his truck and drove to the closest neighbor.
A Special Weapons and Tactics team surrounded the girl in the woods and arrested her for investigation of first-degree assault. The girl was not hurt but was taken to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital because she was despondent, police said.
The man has sole custody of the girl and is apparently her only relative in the area, where they have lived for eight years. Her mother lives out of state and has no contact with the girl.