In the town of Longmont, 31 miles north of Denver, Colo., a family is mourning the loss of their 18-year-old daughter after a close family friend shot and killed her. Premila Lal (pictured) died Friday night after being shot by 21-year-old Nerrek Galley –all the result of a prank that went awry.
Police say that Galley and Premila’s 15-year-old brother were in a family house at 2531 Cambridge Drive, when Premila and a 12-year-old cousin decided to sneak into the Galley home to scare the pair inside.
However, Galley thought an intruder had entered the home, prompting him to give Premila’s brother a gun and search the premises. After discovering noises coming from a closet, Galley opened fire. Tragically, the noises were coming from Premila and her cousin.
“It was a prank that went bad,” said father Praveen Lal to the Longmont Times-Call “It is a kids’ prank that went fatal.”