Colo. teen shot, killed by friend in prank gone wrong
The friend and victim's brother brought her to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead
LONGMONT, Colo. — An 18-year-old high school graduate was shot and killed in Colorado by a close family friend in a “prank that went bad,” according to the victim’s father.
Premila Lal, of Longmont, was supposed to attend Niwot High School’s homecoming football game with her 12-year-old cousin on Friday, but instead decided to return to her family’s home and sneak inside, her father, Praveen, told the Longmont Times-Call. Her parents, who are in the process of moving to the family to another home in the area to be closer to ailing family members, were not inside the Cambridge Drive residence when Premila and her cousin entered.
Praveen Lal said he left his 15-year-old son and family friend Narrek Galley, 21, to watch the house. He said Premila and the cousin hid in a closet and started making noises to scare the two, and Galley gave a gun to the teen as they proceeded to search the house, the Longmont Times-Call reports.