HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) – Authorities in southwest Ohio say a man shot and killed his 1-year-old daughter before killing himself at a home near Hillsboro.

The Highland County sheriff’s office says deputies who responded to reports of a shooting found 35-year-old Timothy Harewood dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound shortly after 3 p.m. Friday.

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Investigators say they also found his 1-year-old daughter dead inside the home with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound.

Witnesses told authorities that Harewood shot his daughter and then tried to shoot the girl’s mother, who was sitting outside, but the gun misfired. A news release from the sheriff’s office says that’s when Harewood then turned the gun on himself.

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The sheriff’s office says Harewood struck the woman’s face during the confrontation.

The shootings remain under investigation.

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