Hunter shot, killed after friend mistook him for deer in Georgia woods, authorities say originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
A hunter has been killed after one of his companions shot him while
mistaking him for a deer in Georgia, according to authorities. (MORE: Oklahoma woman fined after bragging to game warden about killing deer on dating app)
A group of hunters were in a wooded area near Myers Hill Road in Glynn County, Georgia, on Saturday when the victim, Bobby Lane, was shot by his friend, Hector Romero, according to a release from the Glynnfoliage Police Department.
PHOTO: The 500 block of Myers Hill Road in Glynn County, Georgia is seen here. (Google)
Lane was shot while shielded by heavy foilage, police said.
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Romero helped transport Lane to the Friendly Express convenience store on Highway 82 and 303, where the group of hunters were met by first responders, police said.
PHOTO: A white-tailed Deer buck is seen in early autumn. (Danita Delimont/Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Lane was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
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Additional information was not immediately available.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is assisting in the investigation.