A teenage girl from Colorado Springs was shot and killed by her stepfather early this morning after being mistaken for a home invader.
The unidentified 14-year-old was apparently attempting to sneak back into her house after a night out when she was shot by her stepdad.
Local police say the man called 911 around 6 a.m. to report a burglary in progress. Officers responding to the scene found the injured teen in the basement.
She had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest. Scanner traffic suggests she may have also been shot in the stomach.
Emergency services rushed the victim to a nearby hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
No arrests have been made at this time, and both the CSPD's Violent Crimes Unit and the District Attorney's office are continuing their investigations.
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