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.

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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.

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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.

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