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Man accidentally killed with a crossbow in Cortland County

While trying to kill a skunk with a crossbow, a 58-year-old man was killed.

State Police responded to reports of a man being shot by a crossbows in the town of Taylor after 9 p.m.

Paramedics were on scene before police.

Investigations showed James R. Parker was trying to kill a skunk outside the home with another man.

The other man shot at the skunk with the crossbow, accidentally hitting Parker.

The investigation is ongoing.