Moment man shot with a crossbow emerges from his house after he was attacked by furious neighbour 

Extraordinary moment man who was shot in the chest with a crossbow emerges from his house to complain – with the arrow still sticking out – after he was attacked by furious neighbour

A man has been filmed firing a crossbow at his neighbour in a failed murder bid in Scotland. 

Ralph Muir fired the weapon at Shaun Reynolds, 46, amid a row between the two men in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland. 

Muir, 31, was filmed on a woman‘s screaming: ‘I‘m not leaving here until you are dead.‘  

He admitted attempted murder after the shooting and claimed he wanted to ‘murder the people‘ who caused him trouble, Glasgow High Court heard on Friday.

There had been ‘previous arguments‘ between the men and neighbours had reported him for ‘anti-social behaviour‘.  

On the day of the attack, Muir spotted Mr Reynolds and pointed his hand at him in the shape of a gun before re-appearing with a crossbow, Prosecutor Owen Mullan told the court.

Mr Reynolds can be heard asking why Muir has a crossbow and says ‘I‘ve been shot… right by my heart‘ in an iPhone clip shared by .

He added: ‘I can‘t take it out bro, I can‘t take it out. I‘ve been shot. It‘s f***ing killing me.‘  

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Mr Mullan told the court: ‘Minutes later, Muir was armed with a crossbow in each of his hands – he pointed one directly at Shaun Reynolds‘ chest.‘

The furious neighbour ‘activated the trigger firing it within  a 8ft-10ft range of his chest‘.        

Mr Reynolds was ‘immediately aware of a sharp pain‘ and saw an arrow sticking out‘, the court heard.

The victim then decided to yank the bow back through his chest. 

Muir was also seen with a large knife and a silver baseball bat when the firearms officers arrived shortly after. He was ordered to lie on the ground.

After being held, he stated: ‘All I remember is having two crossbows. All I wanted to do is murder the people that were causing me hassle.

‘I have crossbows for my defence…and with them, I can kill.‘

Police found three crossbows, a chainsaw, a baseball bat and a knife during raids at his home.

Mr Reynolds suffered a single wound to his chest during the attack, the court was heard.

While his injury was described as ‘superficial‘ and only needing painkillers, one medic said being shot by a crossbow has ‘potential to cause life threatening injuries‘.

Lady Dorrian remanded Muir in custody and his sentencing is due on December 13 in Edinburgh.                          


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