Teenage Girl Shot to Death In Silly Prank Gone Wrong

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premilaPlaying pranks is a part of childhood for most of us. Nearly everyone has tried to spook pal. Well, such an attempt went horribly wrong for 18-year-old Premila Lal, who was shot to death trying to play a harmless joke on a family friend.

Premila, her brother, and a cousin were visiting a Longmont, Colorado house her family once lived in, but now rented to 21-year-old Nerrek Galley. At some point, she hid in a closet and jumped out to surprise Galley. He was so startled that he grabbed a gun and shot her. The teen was rushed to the hospital, but died about an hour later.

Needless to say, her family is devasted, but they do not blame Galley. "We lost a daughter, so we don't want anybody else to lose their son, you know, especially when it was accident," her father Praveen Lal said. However, the police charged him with reckless endangerment, child abuse, and providing a gun to a juvenile (because Premila's 15-year-old brother had access to it). It's unclear whether or not he will be charged for her death.

What a tragic accident.

Do you know of other seemingly harmess prank that ended in tragedy?

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adamat34 adamat34

Awww how horrible. I hope they do not charge . This poor guy will live with this forever. How sad. Prayers to the family.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

It's not an accident. He shot her on purpose. Not knowing who he was shooting doesn't make his actions any less deliberate. 

bills... billsfan1104

How can he be charge for providing a gun to a 15 year old?? He didn't provide a 15 year old with anything.

Andre... Andreamom001

Guns in the home lead to tragedies like this. So sad.

PRIMA487 PRIMA487

Rhonda,really?

BatMom. BatMom.

It sucks, so so much. But these days, people are prepared to protect themselves and act on that instinct. This is truly just a bad accident, and absolutely sad.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Can you say trigger happy? So was he sitting there with a gun on him waiting to use it? She jumped out to scare him, did he not see it was her? He had people over and had a loaded him sitting around somewhere very close. I don't know, he should be charged with something...cause she jumped out of the closet to scare him, he shot her dead, in order for that to happen so quickly he had to of had the loaded gun sitting out in a spot to have fast access to it, with a 12yr old and a 15yr old in the house, not smart. So glad a moron had a gun yet so sad all around.

miche... micheledo

I'm not sure what I think.  I was talking about this with my husband.  A responsible gun owner knows what he is shooting at before he pulls the trigger.  But, on the other hand, someone was hiding in his house.  


It's horrible.  No matter how you view it.

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