South Carolina Father Fatally Shoots His Daughter Because He Thought She Was an Intruder When She Came Home at 1 A.M.

Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley / Facebook

A father in South Carolina fatally shot his 23-year-old daughter thinking she was an intruder, authorities said.

The shooting took place at a home in Greenville at about 1:15am yesterday as the woman was coming back home.

He reportedly shot her through a door, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Jimmy Bolt said.

The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 5 Young Street, was identified as Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley.

An investigation is ongoing and an autopsy is planned for today, according to the coroner’s office.

Neighbor Regina Harvey said: ‘I just heard two gunshots.

‘I went out on the porch and I saw police everywhere, everywhere. That’s just a sad feeling.’

Resident Melvin Grover told TV channel WYFF4 that the whole community is devastated after the incident: ‘It’s a sad day today, and it’s a tragic moment that happened in the neighborhood, and we are so heartbroken about it.’

They expressed their willingness to help the family.

‘We’ll do whatever we can, so don’t hesitate,’ Mr Grover said.

SOURCE: Daily Mail, Chiara Fiorillo