This story has been updated with more details from the Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety.
BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS) — Blackman Township Department of Public Safety officers and Jackson County Sheriff deputies responded to a shooting Saturday night.
Police say a 52-year-old woman called 911 and reported her friend who she lives with, a 76-year-old man, shot her 22-year-old son.
Officers from multiple departments responded to the call and arrived at a residence in the area of Page Avenue and 9th Street.
They found the 76-year-old man sitting in a chair in the backyard, holding a shotgun to his chest.
When officers attempted to the talk to the man, he fired the gun and shot himself in the chest. Medical assistance was given, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Inside the home, the 22-year-old son was also pronounced dead.
Detectives with the Blackman-Leoni Township are investigating the incident.