A custody dispute between two parents twisted into something horrific in Varnell.
Police say they responded to reports of gunfire at a gas station and fast food restaurant parking lot on Cleveland Highway Thursday night. They say they found a man, a woman and an 8-year-old boy, all shot.
The father, police say, opened fire on the pair, then himself at the gas pumps. The boy was in the back seat of one of his parents vehicles when he was struck by a bullet. Emergency responders tried to revive the mother and son but their injuries were too severe.