Year Old Boy Killed By Father Then After Shot Himself in Foxborough

A man who had recently been denied a gun license fatally shot his 6-year-old son before taking his own life, a MA prosecutor said Friday.

The Norfolk District Attorney will be holding a 9:30 a.m. press conference Friday morning to provide an update on the investigation.

William Scaccia was discovered dead at the scene from a discharge twisted to the head, as indicated by police.

Scaccia did not have an active restraining order against him as of Thursday night, Baker said. He was taken to Norwood Hospital, where he was articulated dead.

Police found a handgun, shell casings and a note that led them to believe the shootings were a murder-suicide, he said.

Emergency responders found six-year-old Anthony Scaccia with a single gunshot wound.

Police don’t trust the father was inhabiting the home at the time however said they have a history with him.

The child was a kindergarten student at the Mabelle M. Burrell elementary school and school department officials have been alerted to the death of the child so support will be available for students and staff, Morrissey said. Scaccia appealed to a judge, who upheld the chief’s denial.

ABC6 will bring you the latest today at noon.

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