Man Shoots His Stepdaughter Mistakenly, Thinking Her for Intruder

An Alabama teen was seriously injured at home as her stepfather mistook her for an intruder and shot her.

This heinous incident occurred on Sunday around 2:15 a.m. when the 15-year-old girl was dropped off from a friend’s to her home in Clayton.

“Her parents heard the garage door open and thought someone was breaking into the home,” as per Jefferson County Sheriff Sgt. Joni Money. He also adds that the family was not expecting their daughter to return that night.

The stepfather took his firearm and went in search of the source of the noise. When he encountered the teen, he fired and stuck her in the abdomen.

She was then rushed to a nearby hospital, where she is being treated for serious injuries. Authorities haven’t disclosed the identities of the stepfather or the teen. It’s unclear whether any charges have been filed in the case. And the authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.