11-year-old shot during deer hunt then mother shoots herself

An 11-year-old Michigan boy has died after being shot by his stepfather during a deer hunt.

According to the police, the boy was with his family hunting deer when gunshots went off around 8 p.m. on Sunday. Witnesses saw the boy on the ground. The boy was shot by his stepdad.

“They had went out into the woods earlier, they were hunting, they had shot a deer and then they went back with other people to try to track the deer. In doing so, some shots were fired and the 11-year-old was struck,” said Clay Twp. Police Chief Michael Koach.

When police arrived, they saw the family performing CPR on the boy. That is when they heard another gunshot. The mother had shot herself in the hand while trying to unload the gun.

The boy was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The stepdad is currently in custody and the case is being reviewed by police.