Police say a Nashville, N.C., man turned a gun on himself after shooting his 10-year-old son multiple times Monday afternoon.
Nashville firefighters found 53-year-old Joseph Williams and his 10-year-old son in a burning building off Lumber Street Monday.
Police say Williams was transported to Nash General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries from the fire and a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The 10-year-old was transported to Nash General and then transferred to Chapel Hill but succumbed to his injuries. An autopsy found that the boy had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
The Nash County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation are assisting with the investigation.
Authorities have not said if the fire was intentionally set.
Will Farris, an attorney who represented the family in allegations they ran a puppy mill said the family has been under pressure for some time.