COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Colorado Springs say a 14-year-old girl died on Monday after her stepfather shot her, apparently thinking she was a burglar.
The incident happened just before 6 a.m. on the 4300 block of Ascendant Drive. Police say they received a report at that time that there was a burglary in progress.READ MORE: VIDEO: Contractor Destroys Renovated Bathroom With Sledgehammer, Claims Nonpayment For Work
When police arrived they found the girl with a gunshot wound. She was taken to the hospital and died soon afterwards.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Disturbance, Fire At Home On Mount Vernon Road
“It has been determined that the victim’s stepfather is the individual who shot the firearm, striking the victim who was a resident of the involved home,” police wrote in a prepared statement.
Police said they are continuing to investigation the incident. So far it’s not clear if any charges will be filed in the case.MORE NEWS: 'Devious Lick' Challenge: Vandalism, Theft Of Toilets, Equipment Costing Colorado Schools
Authorities said there’s no reason to think there’s any danger to the public following the shooting.