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Bobby Lane, 17 (left), was hunting with friends in Glynn County, Georgia, when one of his companions shot him with a gun

Hunter, 17, is shot and killed by his friend after being mistaken for a deer & # 39; while hiding in a forest during a hunting trip in Georgia

  • Bobby Lane was shot on a hunting trip with friends in Glynn County, Georgia
  • His friend, Hector Romero, 32, confused Bobby with a deer when he was in the foliage
  • Bobby was rushed to the hospital but died later that day. No arrests were made
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A 17-year-old was shot and killed by his friend who confused him with a deer during a hunting trip.

Bobby Lane was hunting with friends in Glynn County, Georgia, when one of his companions shot him with a gun.

Police say Hector Romero, 32, confused Bobby with a deer when he was in heavy foliage and shot him.

Bobby Lane, 17 (left), was hunting with friends in Glynn County, Georgia, when one of his companions shot him with a gun

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Bobby Lane, 17 (left), was hunting with friends in Glynn County, Georgia, when one of his companions shot him with a gun

Glynn County police received reports that someone had been shot on Saturday at 6.48 p.m.

Romero and some other members of the hunting party took him to a nearby Friendly Express gas station where an ambulance was waiting.

Bobby was then transferred to Brunswick Hospital in the Southeast Georgia Health System.

He was declared dead later that evening.

Police say Hector Romero, 32, confused Bobby with a deer when he was in heavy foliage and shot him

Police say Hector Romero, 32, confused Bobby with a deer when he was in heavy foliage and shot him

Police say Hector Romero, 32, confused Bobby with a deer when he was in heavy foliage and shot him

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources was called in to investigate with the Glynn County police.

The investigation is still ongoing and no arrests have yet been made.

Although it's currently a bow season in Georgia, police say Bobby was shot with a gun.

According to the International Hunter Education Association, fewer than 75 people are killed each year in hunting accidents.

Earlier this month an Italian man accidentally shot his father after he had mistaken him for a wild boar.

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The 34-year-old son heard his hunting dogs barking and saw a bush rustle that fired a shot.

But instead of hitting a wild boar, he killed his 55-year-old father, Martino Gaudioso.

The son has now been charged with manslaughter.

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