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Photos: Premila Lal accidentally killed by friend Nerrek Galley searching for intruder

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Photos, video below.
In the public relations battle over the proliferation of guns in this country, Second Amendment supporters share stories about weaponry that prevented crime, while firearms-control advocates counter with examples of tragic shootings that often take place by accident. Falling into the latter category is a terrible incident that took place Friday night. Premila Lal, eighteen, decided to play a prank on her brother and a friend, Nerrek Galley -- but Galley mistook her for an intruder and shot her dead. Photos, video and the heartrending details below.

As noted by the New York Daily News, Premila was an excellent student and track-team member at Niwot High School. She was a recent Niwot High grad, the Longmont Times-Call points out.

Additionally, Premila was a friend of Nerrek Galley, as illustrated by this photo obtained by 9News:

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As for Galley, 21, he was a gun enthusiast. His Facebook page sports only four photos, two of which feature him with a rifle. Here's one of the shots....

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...and here's the other:

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His interest had deadly consequences on Friday evening.

Galley and Premila's brother, Pranil (to whom Galley had reportedly trained in shooting, with the Lal family's permission), thought they heard an intruder break into a home on the 2500 block of Cambridge Drive in Longmont. The family had recently moved to a new place, but they had not yet given up the Cambridge home; the boys were playing video games in the basement.

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The house where the shooting took place.
Little did they know that Premila and her twelve-year-old cousin, who had ostensibly left to attend a Niwot High football game, headed back to the Cambridge house with the goal of surprising Galley and Pranil.

Continue for more about the tragic shooting of Premila Lal, including more photos and a video.



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Dfkv
Dfkv

So that`s what it took for this guy to quit playing with guns, blowing a friends head off. It`s just so tragic, she jumped out of a closet. Who just shoots someone who jumps out of a closet? Typical american gun fanatic, the biggest cowards on earth, he couldn`t even handle a girl jumping out of a closet without reaching for the gun right away. These people claim they need guns for selfdefense and they probably do being so  incredibly weak and cowardly. Its a shame that they have no clue how to use a gun, they just fire blindly into anyting that scares them.

Ana Abigail Iglesias Delgado
Ana Abigail Iglesias Delgado

That even scares me because people are little bit more ignorant upon using guns, 2nd of all I live near that neighborhood. damn :/ Looking down on Society.

jpitts68
jpitts68

bad decisions all around


noddypalakel
noddypalakel

being a gun enthusiast is an excuse ? this is a clear case of homicide

noddypalakel
noddypalakel

fucking idiots like these are plenty no wonder the maximum deaths in iraq/afghanistan are fragging related

El_Derpo
El_Derpo

derp guns make you safer derp derp

Lisa Wolf DeWitt
Lisa Wolf DeWitt

the gun owner didn't live in the house. No one did at the time. the gun owner was there playing video games with her brother. In any case, is the moral of the story in your opinion, don't prank people who own guns?

Steven Tillinghast
Steven Tillinghast

Hiding in the closet of a gun enthusiasts house in order to prank scare him. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Michael Sabin
Michael Sabin

A very sad story, to be used by WW to politicize their opinion....

Dfkv
Dfkv

@Lisa Wolf DeWitt I think the moral of the story is americans and guns dont mix. They`re too easily scared and not smart enough to handle a weapon.

noddypalakel
noddypalakel

@Lisa Wolf DeWitt  or idiots should refrain from commenting on public forums

Dfkv
Dfkv

@Steven Tillinghast Well I guess the friend could turn out to be a complete moron who can`t even handle a girl jumping out of a closet without weapons. Where I come from we call that being a ****** coward. When you shoot an 18 year old girl becasue she startled you, you obviously have a problem. It`s not like she was waiving a shotgun in his face, she jumped out of a closet for Gods sake, what an idiot this guy is.

noddypalakel
noddypalakel

@Steven Tillinghast see your target before you shoot you idiot..morons like you would probably shoot someone if they cracked a fart

steppesmusic
steppesmusic

@Steven Tillinghast If firing a gun was the appropriate response, if subject to a prank, I'd have surely been shot dead during my teenage years.  Fortunately, normal human beings react more rationally to something so innocuous.

steppesmusic
steppesmusic

@Michael Sabin Or, you know, point out how reckless and paranoid gun owners can be. 

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