COLUMBUS — A deadly shooting in a Columbus neighborhood is being investigated as a case of a man mistaking his daughter as a home intruder, according to a report from our news partners at WBNS-TV in Columbus.
The shooting was reported around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home near Canal Winchester on Piper Bend Drive. The girl, only identified as a 16-year-old, was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead around 5:40 a.m., the station reports.
The family was home when a security alarm went off, the station reports citing sources familiar with the investigation. The man went to investigate the source of the alarm and ultimately shot and killed the teen who he thought was a burglar, the station reports.
The girl’s mother reported the shooting and said her husband shot her daughter, however police did not confirm the relationship between the man and the victim, WBNS reports.
Additional details were not available and the incident remains under investigation. We’ll update this page as we learn more.
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