Neighbors In Shock After Teen Killed By Bullet While Sleeping

By Andrea Flores

DENVER (CBS4) – A West Denver neighborhood is in shock after family members say 15-year-old Kashmier Lujan was shot and killed in her sleep.

“It was a tough morning for all of us,” said Michelle Schoen, a friend of the family.

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Kashmier Lujan (credit: GoFundMe.com)

Denver police say bullets tore through the front room of a home on the 4200 block of West Dakota Avenue around 3 a.m. Wednesday while a family of six slept inside.

Investigators say Lujan was hit by at least one bullet and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

 

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CBS4’s Andrea Flores interviews Michelle Schoen (credit: CBS)

“This is really shocking because it’s so violent and it seems so intentional,” Schoen said.

While detectives believe the home was targeted, it’s unclear if it the shooting was done by car or on foot.

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(credit: CBS)

“It was hard to go to work this morning and not see her leaving for school,” Schoen said. “(It’s) not going to be the same, because I’ll still look for her, but she won’t be there.”

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Kashmier Lujan (credit: Retrica)

Lujan’a family has started a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral costs.

Andrea Flores is a reporter for CBS4. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @AndreaFloresTV.

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