Cobb police are investigating a shooting near Austell where they say a man shot and killed his brother and his brother’s eight-year-old son.
Officer Shenise Barner, a spokesperson for Cobb County Police Department, said police responded at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday to a report of a person shot in a home on Peel Castle Lane. They found three males with gunshot wounds, who were all taken to a hospital.
Police say Jermery Mathis shot and killed both his brother, Dreyon Mathis, 31, and Dreyon Mathis’ eight-year-old son. Police say Jermery Mathis also shot himself. He remains hospitalized in critical condition.
The shooting is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cobb police at 770-499-3945.