Teen Georgia hunter fatally shot by friend who mistook him for deer

Bobby Lane, 17, was hunting in an area of heavy foliage when the shot was fired.

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By Elisha Fieldstadt

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.