GREENVILLE, S.C. (WYFF) - A 23-year-old woman was accidentally shot and killed by her father while entering her home in Greenville County, according to Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans.
The coroner identified the victim as Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley.
The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday outside Pressley’s home on Young Street.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Pressley's father believed an intruder was trying to gain entry through a door, Lt. Jimmy Bolt, with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, said.
He shot through the door, striking Pressley, Bolt said.
Pressley was pronounced dead at the scene.
Nieghbor Regina Harvey shared what she heard around 1 a.m. Sunday.
"I just heard two gunshots," Harvey said. "And went out on the porch and I seen police everywhere, everywhere. That's just a sad feeling."
Folks leaving the St. Luke Holiness Church service nearby were saddened by the loss of life.
"It's a sad day today, and it's a tragic moment that happened in the neighborhood, and we are so heartbroken about it," said Melvin Grover, a member of St. Luke Holiness Church.
They expressed their willingness to help the family.
"We'll do whatever we can, so don't hesitate," Grover said. "Let us know because we are more than willing to help."
The shooting remains under investigation by the Greenville County Sheriff's Office and the Greenville County Coroner's Office.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.