Teen Georgia hunter fatally shot by friend who mistook him for deer
A Georgia teen was fatally shot by a friend who mistook him for a deer while the two were out hunting together, according to police.
Bobby Lane, 17, was hunting in an area of heavy foliage Saturday when Hector Romero, 32, thought he saw a deer moving and fired his gun, according to a statement from the Glynn County Police Department.
Lane was wounded, and Romero immediately brought him out of the bush and to a gas station, the statement said. Lane was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating the death, along with the Glynn County Police Department.
Elisha Fieldstadt is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.