FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) - The Franklin Police Department said it is investigating a situation in which two people were found dead inside a home Tuesday.

The victims were a 43-year-old mom and her 12-year-old son, later identified as Rachel and Asher Narancich. They died from gunshot wounds, according to police. Medical examiner Feng Li confirmed to News4 Narancich shot and killed Asher inside the home before taking her own life.?

The home is on the 300 block Mealer Street in the Hurstbourne Park neighborhood. A family member of the victims called police around 5:25 p.m. Tuesday after they found the mother and child.

"This is an unimaginable tragedy. It has brought incredible pain and very unexpected pain, and so our detectives' goal is to find out what happened and why," said Franklin Police Lt. Charles Warner.

Page Middle School Principal Dr. Eric Lifsey released a statement:

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. Asher always had a smile on his face and was happy and upbeat. He loved being at school and being around his friends.

We have additional counselors at school for students and staff to help them cope with this loss.

Williamson County Schools Superintendent Jason Golden also released a statement:
Our thoughts are with the Narancich family. 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.

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