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A guest at a local motel told police that someone shot at them with a crossbow or similar weapon on Dec. 11, according to authorities.

The guest was not struck or injured. A 6.5-inch crossbow bolt was recovered at the scene. The incident occurred about 1:15pm Dec. 11 at a motel on the 300 block of Leavesley Road, according to a press release from Gilroy Police Department.

Anyone with information of someone in possession of a handheld crossbow can contact the police department at (408) 846-0300. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the tip line at (408) 846-0330.

“This weapon is definitely not a toy and it appears it should not be in the possession of this person,” reads the press release. “Any help you can provide would be useful.” 

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Michael Moore is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor for the Morgan Hill Times, Hollister Free Lance and Gilroy Dispatch since 2008. During that time, he has covered crime, breaking news, local government, education, entertainment and more.



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