Fundraiser Started For Family of 12-Year-Old Boy Killed in Minnesota Hunting Accident
Earlier this month, tragedy struck in Minnesota's Cass County when a 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his uncle during a hunting trip in Minnesota. Authorities say a 47-year-old man accidentally shot his nephew while they were hunting squirrels on public land in Moose Lake Township.
The boy was later identified as Jeremy Her and his sister Salina has helped start a GoFundMe page to help the family cover funeral and other related expenses.
She shared the tragic events that took place that day. Writing in part:
On October 9th at 8:20 am, my little brother was shot right behind his left ear and rushed to the hospital. He was then put on life support because he was pronounced brain-dead upon arrival. The doctor couldn't save his life due to the bullet hitting his spinal cord and causing him to bleed out inside. At 9: 50 pm my parents decided to pull the plug on his life support.
He was 12 years old and only had a few months before he turned 13. He is a happy boy who loved his family and friends and is willing to do anything to make them happy. He's never afraid to try new things and never says no unless he's playing games with his friends. He enjoys fixing bikes and joining my dad in fixing cars in the driveway.
Salina Her began the GoFundMe page with an initial goal to raise $11,000. As of Monday, October 17, just over $9,000 had been raised for the family.
She also makes a point to thank the community for all the support and donations, adding that it means a lot to their family.