Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mistaken House Gets Teen Shot to Death

Teen shot trying to sneak into wrong home

Published - Mar 19 2013 10:10AM CST
Associated Press
Jeanna Gordley is comforted by a friend after family and friends of Caleb Gordley talked to members of the media outside their home in Sterling,...
 (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

STERLING, Va. (AP) — A Virginia couple says their teenage son was fatally shot when he mistakenly entered a neighbor's home after a night of drinking.

Shawn and Jennea Gordley remembered their 16-year-old son Caleb on Tuesday as a lover of music and sports. Both parents say they forgive the person who shot their son and do not blame that individual for what happened.

Police say Caleb was fatally shot early Sunday after entering a neighbor's home through a back window.

Shawn Gordley says his son snuck out of the house Saturday night and went drinking with friends. They walked home from the party. Caleb went in through a back window, mistaking the neighbor's house for his own. Caleb had lived in his home for less than a year, and the houses look similar.

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