A Virginia mom fatally shot her 6-year-old daughter and then called 911 to report it, police allege.
Darla Hise, 27, called 911 more than once on Saturday night, but refused to give her name or address, People magazine reported, only saying that she believed that her daughter had been shot.
When police traced the call and arrived at Hise’s house, they found her daughter, Abigail, dead of a single gunshot wound.
Hise’s 3-year-old son was in the home at the time of the shooting, but he was unharmed, People reported.
After interviewing Hise, detectives arrested her and charged her with murder. She has no prior criminal offense, and police are still not sure what prompted the shooting, People reported.
“It’s something that you don’t expect to happen in a small community at all, so it makes everybody realize they need to hug and love everybody and go to bat for all these families and children and lift them up,” said Bath County Supervisor Claire Collins to a local news station.