MEBANE, NC — An Orange County nephew and his uncle were involved in a weekend crossbow incident that left one of them paralyzed from the waist down, officials say.
The incident happened around 11:20 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 500 block of Mace Road in Mebane, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in an email.
“Once on scene, deputies located a male victim with life-threatening injuries,” deputies said.
Orange County deputies received a search warrant and searched the home.
After the search, an arrest warrant was obtained on the suspect for a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflicting serious injury, according to deputies.
No names were released and Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood did not identify which person involved – the uncle or the nephew — was the victim or the suspect.
As of Tuesday night, the victim is still at Duke Hospital in serious condition, Blackwood said in an email.