An 18-year-old was shot and killed when a “prank went bad”, according to the victim’s father.
Premila Lal, of Longmont, Colorado was planning on attending a football game with her cousin (12) , but decided to go back to her family’s home and sneak inside instead.
Her father, Praveen Lal, said he left his son (15) and family friend Narrek Galley (21), to watch the house. Premila and the cousin hid in a closet and started making noises to scare the other two . That’s when Galley gave a gun the teenage son, and proceeded to search the house.
When Galley found out the source of the sounds, he fired his sidearm, striking Premila. Police think Galley shot Premila because he thought she was an intruder.
Galley and his son took Premila to Longmont United Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
“He carried her. Right to the (emergency room) table,” Praveen said.
Galley was arrested by Longmont Police and charged with suspicion of providing a firearm to a juvenile, child abuse, and reckless endangerment. He is scheduled to appear in Boulder County court, and police are investigating whether or not to charge him with killing Premila Lal.
“The 21-year-old let a juvenile male have possession of a handgun without the parent’s permission. That is a felony crime in our state,” Longmont Police Commander Jeff Satur told KDVR.
While saddening, we have to ask whether Galley followed the 4 Rules of Firearm Safety, specifically, identifying the target. Don’t let a tragedy like this happen to one of your loved ones.
Source: Fox News via Doug L.