A 2-year-old Caldwell County boy is dead after he was shot by his father, who also shot the boy’s mother and himself.
The incident was reported Friday evening at a residence in the Cajuh’s Mountain Community.
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office says the boy’s father first shot his girlfriend (mother of the child) then shot the boy before turning the gun on himself. The 2-year-old boy was airlifted to regional medical facility but was pronounced dead. His mother was treated for her injuries and released.
The father was taken to a hospital in Asheville where he was still in stable condition as of Monday morning.