Father shoots, kills his 11-year-old daughter on her first day of school

An 11-year-old girl died after being shot by her father on her first day of school, police said.

Timothy Batts, 29, shot and killed his daughter Timea Monday at their home in Hendersonville, a suburb north of Nashville, according to authorities.

He first told investigators that someone else had shot her as she walked back from school, Detective Sergeant Jim Vaughn said.

Batts drove his daughter to the hospital, where she died. Investigators then determined that Timea had been shot inside the home.

Timea Batts (pictured), 11, died on Monday after being shot by her father at their home in Hendersonville, a suburb north of Nashville, according to authorities   Timothy Batts (pictured), 29, now faces charges of reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, false reporting and other charges in connection with the shooting death of his daughter

She had just come back from her first day of school when the shooting occurred, authorities said.

Timea, a sixth grader in Sumner County, lived with her father and two younger siblings.

She was pronounced dead at 4.27pm on Monday, according to The Tennessean.

Batts now faces charges of reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, false reporting and other charges in connection with the shooting death of his daughter.

He remains held on a $1million bail and is due to appear in court on August 24.

‘Timea was a bright and kind girl who was well loved by her classmates and teachers, Sumner County Schools spokesperson Jeremy Johnson, said about Timea.’

Neighbors held a candlelit vigil for Timea on Monday night, WSMV reported.

Timea (pictured) lived with her father and two younger siblings   The sixth-grader (pictured) had just come back from her first day of school when the shooting occurred, police said

Neighbors held a candlelit vigil (pictured) for Timea on Monday night. Her father remains held on a $1million bail and is due to appear in court on August 24

Source: The DailyMail

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