Teenager Fatally Shot While Hunting in Brunswick, Georgia
BRUNSWICK, GA. – According to an online news report posted at news4jax.com, a teenager was fatally shot while out hunting in Brunswick, Georgia. Police officers indicate that the victim was accidentally shot by his hunting partner, and the incident is under investigation by state and local officials.*
The incident occurred on a Saturday, near the 500 block of Myers Hill Road. The Glynn County Police Department and News 4 Jax report that a 17-year-old boy was out hunting in the woods near this location and was accidentally shot by someone with whom he was hunting. The report indicates that the victim’s hunting partner mistook the victim for a deer. This person was not identified in the news report.
Officers said that the person who shot the boy carried the victim to a convenience store located on Highway 82 and called for help. News 4 Jax states that emergency responders took the victim to a local hospital, where he tragically died from his injuries.
The 17-year-old boy was an avid outdoorsman who had long enjoyed hunting and fishing, according to information on a GoFundMe page created by the victim’s cousin. His cousin set up the page to help the family with funeral expenses.
It is not clear how many people were in the hunting party. No one else was described in the news story, and no other injuries were reported. News 4 Jax reports that the start of firearm season in the state of Georgia does not occur until October 19. At the time that the shooting took place, it was archery season in the state.
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