Police say a mother shot her 27-year-old daughter dead after mistaking her for an intruder. The mother was asleep in her bed in St Cloud, Florida on Monday 29 December when she woke up believing someone had come into the house and was approaching her.
According to WKMG-TV, the daughter was taken to Osceola Regional Hospital, where she died. Her mother, an Osceola County dispatcher, was also taken to the hospital.
St Cloud Police did not release the names of the mother and daughter because one of them is in law enforcement, although Sergeant Denis Roberts would not specify which one.
Police are investigating the shooting, but said that the mother's story appears to match the evidence. "At this time, the incident appears to be an accidental shooting," police said in a press release. The investigation will then be sent to the State Attorney's office for review.