Photos: Premila Lal accidentally killed by friend Nerrek Galley searching for intruder
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.
Photos, video below.
Additionally, Premila was a friend of Nerrek Galley, as illustrated by this photo obtained by 9News:
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....
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.
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.
The house where the shooting took place.
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