Families are struggling to figure out what happened to cause 19-year-old Vonn Gibbons to kill his 7-year-old son and then turn the gun on himself Saturday night.
The murder suicide occurred at Gibbons home in Macon, Ga at 12:22 a.m., according to police. Authorities determined that Gibbons shot his son in the head and shot himself in the chest, but have not yet determined why Gibbons committed the acts.
Gibbons’ neighbor Darnell Cummings saw a cream colored car that may have been leaving the Gibbon’s home between 12:20 and 12:30 a.m Sunday morning, the Macon Telegraph reports. Cummings noticed the car because she witnessed two young men beating Gibbons in his front yard a few weeks earlier. The two fled in a white colored car, Cummings said.
Gibbons’ family was aware of the beating, according to police, but does not know who the men were or why they were attacking Gibbons.
Gibbons was a high school graduate and college student with plans for his life, according to the family. He was close to his son and they are shocked that he would hurt himself or his child.