Two people were shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Trenton Street in Hillsboro Friday afternoon.
In a press release, Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera said the individuals killed were Timothy Harewood, 35, Hillsboro, and his one-year-old daughter.
Barrera said the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at approximately 3:14 p.m. Friday with the caller advising that someone was shooting in the area of Trenton Street, in Liberty Township. The street is nestled off East Walnut Street in Hillsboro but is technically outside city limits.
Highland County Sheriff’s deputies, along with officers of the Hillsboro Police Department, arrived on the scene. When deputies arrived, they were met by a female, who advised that the shooter was dead and that he had shot their one-year old daughter, according to the press release.
After further investigation, it was found that Harewood was deceased outside in the yard from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Inside the home, a one-year female child was found deceased with what is believed to be a single gunshot wound.
Investigators talked with subjects at the scene who stated that Timothy Harewood went inside the home, got a gun, shot the one-year old female child, then went outside to where the mother and family were sitting.
Reportedly, Timothy Harewood went over to his girlfriend, who is reported to be the mother of the child, struck her in the face, and attempted to shoot her, according to the release. Witnesses stated that the gun misfired, and that Timothy Harewood then turned the gun upon himself and fired a fatal shot.
The Paint Creek Fire Department and Life Squad was called to the scene, along with the Highland County Coroner’s Office.
The sheriff said the matter remains under investigation.
After the shooting, nearby residents stood silently outside their homes as emergency personnel investigated the scene. Along with sheriff, police fire personnel and coroner Jeff Beery, county prosecutor Anneka Collins and assistant prosecutor Molly Bolek also visited the scene.