A 17-year-old boy accidentally shot his friend late Friday afternoon in a hunting accident in Virginia.
The teen mistook his 16-year-old hunting companion for a deer, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said.
Investigators said the incident took place on private property on Mt Carmel Road in Charlotte County.
The victim was standing in an agricultural field and the shooter was 150 to 200 yards away. The 16-year-old died at the scene.
Authorities determined that both were wearing blaze orange and had taken hunter education classes.
The department says both teens had hunting licenses.