Dad Shoots Daughter after Allegedly Mistaking her for Intruder

- FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office in Virginia is investigating after a series of events landed one local teenage girl in the hospital. 

Deputies said on Tuesday, August 12 at 3:34 a.m. they received a call from a man who stated his daughter had been shot and he was transporting her to Winchester Medical Center. The line then disconnected.

Just minutes later, the Sheriff's Office received another call from the Winchester Police Department saying that an officer was out on a single-vehicle crash at East Lane and Cork Street, where one of the occupants had a gunshot wound and was being transported to the hospital. 

Deputies responded to the 400 block of Lily's Way where the 911 call came from, and secured the scene. 

During the course of the investigation it was determined that just before the 911 call, the homeowner was preparing to get ready for work when he heard his interior alarm sound, indicating the garage door was opening. As he approached the garage, he heard a bang and sounds coming from inside. 

According to police, the man grabbed his firearm and approached the door. As he opened the door, he saw a person coming towards him, raised his gun and discharged his firearm striking the person. The homeowner determined he had just shot his 16-year-old daughter who was attempting to sneak back into the house after sneaking out earlier that morning without the parent's knowledge. 

Deputies said the father and daughter had gotten into the single-vehicle accident on their way to the hospital early Tuesday morning. 

The teen is currently in stable condition from a gunshot wound to the torso area at Winchester Medical Center. This incident is still under investigation. 

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