17-year-old accidentally shot in Brunswick apartment dies

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A 17-year-old died after being shot at Sunday afternoon a Brunswick apartment complex. According to the Glynn County police, the shooting appears to be accidental.

Police said Xantavian Pierce was found inside one of the units at Eagle Point Apartments, off Crispen Boulevard near Golden Isles Parkway, around 5 p.m. Police said he had a gunshot wound in his stomach and was taken to the hospital Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus. He died at the hospital.

Friends and family posted on social media, remembering Pierce as a basketball player for Brunswick High School. News4Jax searched Maxpreps.com and found the team's roster and shown on the varsity team.

That roster says Pierce was set to graduate next year.

Xantavian's cousin tells News4Jax that they called him "Tae," that he was outgoing, loved his family, and had a relationship with God.

Police are sending their thoughts and prayers to Pierce's family and friends. Based on the investigation so far, they say this was a tragic accident and there is no evidence to support a connection his death and the shooting on Saturday at a carnival in the parking lot of the Colonial Mall at Glynn Place. 

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