Police Say No Progress In Teen Shooting Investigation

17-year-old Amber Stanley was shot by an intruder Wednesday night.

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012  |  Updated 11:16 AM EDT
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Amber Stanley, 17, was killed inside her Prince George's County home this week. Her mother wants to know why anyone would have wanted to hurt her daughter.

Pat Collins

Amber Stanley, 17, was killed inside her Prince George's County home this week. Her mother wants to know why anyone would have wanted to hurt her daughter.

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Prince George's County Police have so far been unable to determine why 17-year-old Amber D. Stanley was killed in her bedroom by an unknown intruder Wednesday evening.

"We've got nothing, absolutely noting," Captain Joseph R. Hoffman told The Washington Post Friday. "We're at zero."

Police say that Stanley was killed by a gunman who barged into her family's home in the 100 block of Chartsey Street in Kettering. The man allegedly walked directly to Amber's bedroom and opened fire with a handgun. Police say that Amber's 37-year-old biological sister was in the house at the time of the shooting with her daughter, as was a 17-year-old foster sister. Investigators say that the three escaped through a window and sought the help of a neighbor.

Investigators told the Post that the person who shot Amber may have been intending to go to a different room, or even a different house.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 866-411-TIPS (8477)

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