ROCHESTER, Minn. (WCCO) — A grandfather said he had a recent nearby burglary on his mind when he accidentally shot his 16-year-old granddaughter, thinking she was an intruder.READ MORE: 'Emotions Are Going To Flow': Carli Lloyd To Play Final U.S. National Team Match In St. Paul
Police say the man and his wife were asleep when they heard a noise outside their home around 11 p.m. Monday. He said he saw a figure at the back door and fired at least two shots.
The figure turned out to be his granddaughter, who had been living with the couple.READ MORE: 'Loving' Wisconsin Family Among Kidnapped Missionaries In Haiti
The grandfather thought she was inside the home when he shot the handgun.
He told police there had been burglary at a nearby recreation center recently and that was on his mind.
The girl is currently in critical condition.MORE NEWS: Woman Walking Dog Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Blaine
WCCO’s Heather Brown will have the very latest, tonight at WCCO 4 News at 6.