Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

14 year old Colorado girl mistakenly shot by step father and dies of injuries

A Colorado teen is dead after her step-father said he mistook her for a burglar and he shot her dead outside of the home. From an article about the incident:
A 14-year-old girl mistaken for a burglar was fatally shot by her stepfather Monday at their residence in northeast Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs police said.
According to a statement from police spokesman Larry Herbert, the shooting happened just before 6 a.m. on the 4000 block of Ascendant Drive, off North Carefree Circle and Peterson Road.
"The initial call came in as a burglary-in-progress," Herbert said.
The girl was taken to an area hospital where she died of gunshot wounds.

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