FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) — Franklin police are investigating after a woman and her 12-year-old son were found shot to death Tuesday evening inside their home.
Police were called to the residence on Mealer Street in the Hurstbourne Park neighborhood around 5:30 p.m. after a family member discovered 43-year-old Rachel Narancich and her 12-year-old son Asher dead inside.
When officers arrived, they determined both mother and son had been shot.
The Medical Examiner’s Office released its preliminary findings Wednesday afternoon and determined Rachel Narancich shot and killed Asher, then took her own life.
Asher Narancich was a student at Page Middle School.
“Asher had only been a student in our school for a short time, but he was a kind young man who was well liked by his teachers and his peers,” Principal Dr. Eric Lifsey told News 2 in a statement. “Asher always had a smile on his face and was happy and upbeat. He loved being at school and being around his friends.”
A spokesperson for Williamson County Schools said additional counselors were brought into the school to help students and staff to deal with the loss.
“Our thoughts are with the Narancich family,” Superintendent Jason Golden said in a statement. “I can’t imagine the pain they are experiencing. On behalf of Williamson County Schools, we send our condolences to them during this difficult time.”
The murder-suicide remains under investigation by Franklin police.