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Teen accidentally shoots younger brother after mistaking him for a deer

The hunter mistook his younger brother for a deer and accidently shot him, the Kent County Sheriff's Office said.
Credit: Kent County Sheriff's Office

SOLON, Mich. — A hunting accident seriously injured a 12-year-old boy Monday in Kent County.

According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened around 6 p.m. in Solon Township, north of Cedar Springs.  

Authorities say a 17-year-old was hunting from a tree stand when his younger brother came into the woods to call him to dinner. The hunter mistook his younger brother for a deer and accident shot him, the KCSO said.

Charges will be filed against the 17-year-old for Careless Discharge of a Firearm Causing Injury, the KCSO announced Thursday.

The 12-year-old boy is in stable condition, police say.

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