WLOS — FRANKLIN, N.C. -- Macon county investigators are looking into the death of a man they say was shot and killed by his own father.
Hunter Curtis, 22, was treated at his home on Stonecreek Drive in Franklin for a gunshot wound. Sheriff Robert Holland said Hunter later died a local hospital.
The sheriff's office responded to the neighborhood at around 9 p.m. Saturday night.
Holland says an investigation is underway into Hunter's death, but there were "clear signs at the house that Hunter was causing fear to his parents" during a domestic dispute. Investigators believe Hunter's father, Tony Curtis, used a handgun to shoot him.
Tony Curtis was not arrested in connection with the incident, as investigators are still piecing together what happened. No other arrests have been made.
Holland said Hunter has a long history of getting into trouble with the Macon County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff calls this a tragedy for the entire community.
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