“12 year-old defends herself with gun”. Good for her! Too bad the hoodlum didn’t die of his gunshot wounds. He will most likely be back kicking in doors and robbing once he recovers and gets out of jail on parole. That’s how our “justice” system works today you know. Criminals have rights, their victims don’t. If robbers are killed in the commission of their crimes, you don’t have to worry about them doing it again.
Shooting blindly through a door, however, is usually not a good idea. I know of cases where family members were unintentionally shot through doors by family members, and killed. It could have been her mother, for her mother was on her way home after she got the call. But hopefully, her mother would call out to her.