NEWTON, N.C. - Newton police said a man shot his girlfriend's son and then turned the gun on himself.
The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Investigators said they believe it was a domestic disturbance on North Ervin Avenue.
Officers were advised by witnesses that the man had arrived at the home and got into an argument with his ex-girlfriend, Tara Walters.
During the argument, police said Christopher Sean Davis, 27, pulled out a pistol and began firing at the residence.
A boy, who police said is elementary school age, was shot in the hand while standing in his bedroom, officials said. Investigators said the man then shot himself.
The child was taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center. Investigators said he is expected to be OK.
Davis then turned the gun on himself, police said. He was airlifted to CMC in Charlotte with life-threatening injuries.
Police said it’s unclear if the child was an intended target. Police said it is unclear if the man was trying to injure someone or just discharging the firearm randomly.
Charges are pending as the investigation continues.