Minnesota man accidentally kills nephew on hunting trip

A 12-year-old Minnesota boy was fatally shot in the head by his uncle during a hunting accident, police said.

Jeremy Her from St. Paul was struck by gunfire from his 47-year-old uncle Monday morning while they were hunting squirrels in Moose Lake Township, about 100 miles from their home, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said.

The boy was shot just behind his left ear and was hit in the spinal cord, his sister Salina Her wrote in a GoFundMe. Jeremy was pronounced brain dead on arrival at the hospital and was placed on life support, the family said.

His parents decided to pull the plug about 13 hours after he was shot, Salina said.

“He is a happy boy who loved his family and friends and is willing to do anything to make them happy. He is never afraid to try new things and never says no unless he is playing games with his friends. He enjoys to fix bikes and join my dad fixing cars in the driveway,” Salina wrote.

Jeremy her at the hospital.
Jeremy Her died after his uncle accidentally shot him on their hunting trip, police said.
GoFundMe / Salina Here

“We kept hoping that maybe it was a dream and that we would wake up from it all, but his presence is missed, we miss his voice and his laugh.”

Her family is raising money for Jeremy’s funeral.

Police said the shooting was likely an accident, but are still investigating.

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