GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WJAX/CNN) – A 17-year-old Georgia boy is dead after someone mistook him for a deer while hunting, Glynn County police said.
Michael Rawling said his cousin Bobby Lee Lane was shot by a friend Saturday evening.
"Apparently, he shot through a bush thinking it was a deer and it happened to be my cousin,” Rawling said.
Police identified the shooter as Hector Romero, WJAX reported.
After the shooting, Romero drove Lane to a gas station where they met first responders.
Lane was then rushed to a hospital where he later died.
"You don't expect anything like this to happen to a child," Rawling said.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is involved in the investigation.