Dec 23, 2013 3:10 PM by Matt Prichard

Girl mistakenly shot and killed by stepfather

A 14-year-old Colorado Springs girl is dead today after her stepfather shot her early this morning.  Police on the scene tell News5 that the shooting is believed to be accidental.

Colorado Springs Police responded to the 4000th block of Ascendant Drive after hearing that there was a burglary in progress, and that shots had been fired.

Once on scene officers found the 14-year-old girl in the basement with a gunshot wound to the chest, and rushed her to the hospital.

Scanner traffic obtained by News 5 suggests that the teen was coming in through a window.

The girl passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital, and police are continuing their investigation at this time.

Click here to hear the scanner traffic from the Burglary in Progress call.

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