Perth cyclist shot in the leg with an arrow

Perth cyclist shot in the leg with an arrow

A CYCLIST is recovering in hospital after being shot in the leg with an arrow.

The 31-year-old was riding along Sturtridge Road in Lockridge when an arrow flew into his right thigh.

A local resident called an ambulance and the man was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital to undergo surgery.

Police said the incident happened at around 9.40pm on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for WA Police said officers were investigating the incident.

“A 31-year-old man received injuries after being struck in the leg by an arrow,” she added.

“He then sought assistance from a resident on the street, who called emergency services.

“The man was conveyed to RPH where he underwent surgery.”

Anyone who can assist in this investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.