Campbellsport girl, 7, to remain in hospital 1-2 weeks after struck by arrow
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CAMPBELLSPORT- Seven-year-old Aryanna Schneeberg is "very lucky to be alive," according to Dr. John Densmore, after she was struck in the back with an arrow Sunday evening
The arrow damaged her lung, diaphragm, spleen and stomach, but she has suffered minimal blood loss while being treated at Children's Hospital.
Dr. Densmore said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon that Aryanna's current condition is "fair" and she is expected to stay 1-2 weeks in the hospital to recover. She has gotten out of her hospital bed and has been walking and talking, said Dr. Densmore.
He described Aryanna as a "seven-year-old bundle of human strength."
Aryanna's mother, Laura Beth Schneeberg, told reporters that Aryanna is scared and in a lot of pain as of Tuesday afternoon. She said she isn't sure who is responsible for shooting the arrow.
Aryanna was struck by the arrow when she played on Main Street in the quiet village of Campbellsport Sunday evening.
It's difficult for Michele Schneeberg to think about her granddaughter's painful recovery ahead.
"I guess it went through a lung, her diaphragm, her spleen and into her stomach," said Michele Schneeberg.
Fond du Lac County Sheriff Mic Fink believes it was an accident, however, they're still searching for the shooter.
The sheriff told the Journal Sentinel that investigators confiscated a bow and arrows from a man who lives in a home along the arrows apparent path.
"At this point we're working on a straight arrow theory if you will," said Fink. "A straight arrow, someone shot it just by happenstance came down."
The girl's grandmother told TODAY'S TMJ4, "You could maybe expect it out in the country or in the woods somewhere but not in downtown."
Investigators have sent the confiscated bow and arrow to the state crime lab to determine if it's the weapon that shot Aryanna.
As her family waits for answers, her grandmother has a message for the shooter. "If it was an accident, that's fine just own up to it. Be a man or woman, just own up to it."
The sheriff says the man they took the bow from was semi-cooperative. He allowed them to look around his house. But, the sheriff says the man did not admit to shooting the arrow.
Ordinance does prohibit shooting a bow within the village limits.