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8-year-old shot by arrow during field trip

BERKELEY, Calif., March 28 (UPI) —

An 8-year-old girl in California was struck by a two-foot-long arrow during a school field trip, officials said.

Nadine Hairston, 8, was on a field trip with her third grade class at the Lawrence Hall of Science Tuesday in Berkeley, Calif., when she was shot in her leg with an arrow, ABC News reported.

"First I felt shock and looked down," Nadine said Wednesday. "I was sliding down… but had an arrow in my leg."

Nadine said the arrow struck her when she was going down a slide near a whale sculpture outside the Lawrence Hall of Science.

"I don’t know if they were aiming for me or just the whale. I have no idea," she said.

The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital to have the two-foot-long crossbow arrow surgically removed.

Berkeley Police Sgt. Andrew Tucker said authorities are investigating where the arrow came from.

"It’s certainly possible that it just might be an accident. A careless accident at the very least, but it could also be considered a violent felony," he said.

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