Blaine, KY – A 14-year-old girl successfully defended herself and her sisters by shooting at an intruder who was attempting to break into their home.
The incident occurred on Aug 4, while the teens’ father was at work and their mother was at the store, WSAZ reported.
As the three girls were alone inside the home, a white sedan pulled up outside.
One occupant got out of the car, and repeatedly attempted to kick down the doors of the house to get inside.
The girls immediately called police.
Meanwhile, one of the men made his way into the backyard armed with a shovel, and prepared to bust out a window.
Just then, he and the driver of the sedan began arguing, WSAZ reported.
The youngest of the three girls used seized the opportunity to retrieve and load a 9mm handgun that was inside the residence.
She then fired the weapon towards them, breaking up the argument and sending both suspects fleeing.
“She peeked her head out the door [and] fired a shot in their direction,” Lawrence County Constable Daniel Castle told WSAZ. “I think she did take some necessary steps to protect herself, although she may have…could have done it a little bit better, considering that she’s 14 years old, she did a good job.”
The suspects fled the scene just prior to Constable Castle and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Cook’s arrival.
Despite hours of searching, investigators were unable to locate them.
“I encourage everyone that can legally carry a firearm, to carry a firearm to protect themselves and their families just in case the need arises,” Constable Castle told WSAZ.