Florida woman mistakenly kills daughter

A woman in the U.S state of Florida say a mother has mistaken her daughter for an intruder and shot her dead.

St. Cloud police Sergeant Denise Roberts said the mother was asleep when she heard someone enter her home late on Tuesday.

The mother told police she heard footsteps approaching quickly so she fired a single shot.


She then discovered the person was her 27-year-old daughter.

The daughter was taken to a hospital where she later died.

Officials say they aren’t releasing the names of the mother or daughter since a person in their household is in law enforcement, and Florida law permits the withholding of identities in such cases.