Texas Tech Bull Statue Impales Boy, Kills Him

June 25, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A Texas Tech bull statue impaled a 14-year-old boy after he ran into its horns, it was reported. The boy died after the bull horn penetrated his chest.

The incident, which took place at the university’s National Ranching Heritage Museum in Lubbock, occurred on Saturday at around 3 a.m., reported Lubbock Online.

The boy was identified as Miguel Martinez, who was with two adults and two youths.

Martinez was apparently playing hide-and-seek when he ran into the bull statue, said university spokesman Chris Cook.

One of the statue’s horns pierced the boy’s chest, according to The Associated Press.