Dad kills daughter after mistaking her for an intruder

A woman has been shot and killed by her father her mistook her for an intruder.

Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, 23, entered her home in Greenville County, in the US state of South Carolina, on Sunday about 1.15am when her father shot her, WYFF4 reports.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Jimmy Bolt told the station Ms Pressley’s father shot her through the door.

She died at the scene.

A woman has died after her father shot her outside her home (pictured). He thought she was a home intruder. Source: WYFF4

Resident Melvin Grover said the community is devastated.

"It's a sad day today, and it's a tragic moment that happened in the neighbourhood, and we are so heartbroken about it,” Mr Grover told WYFF4.

The Coroner’s office and police are investigating the shooting.

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