Police in Foxborough, Massachusetts say a man who was denied a gun license in July fatally shot his six-year-old son before turning the gun on himself.
Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey says police received a 911 call at about 11.30pm Thursday for a medical emergency.
Emergency responders found six-year-old Anthony Scaccia with a single gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say William Scaccia Jr fatally shot his six year-old son Anthony Scaccia after being denied a gun license months before
Police found a gun and shell casings at the home and that William might have tried to set the home on fire
Police also found 49-year-old William Scaccia Jr. dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
William Scaccia Jr had a history of legal issues according the Foxborough police cheif
He was arrested Saturday for illegal possession of a firearm after being denied two months ago, according to WCVB.
Police found a gun and shell casings at the home and that he might have tried to set the home on fire.
Chief William Baker told the station: ‘The shooter may have tried to set the house on fire. When the grandmother woke up, she noticed that burn spot.’
The police department wrote on Facebook the shootings appear to be an isolated incident of domestic violence.
Morrissey says the boy lived in the home with his mother and grandmother but not his father.
Foxborough Police Chief William Baker says his department had a history with the father, who had recently been denied a gun license by the chief.