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Ty Dodson, in the photo, was shot by his grandfather on Saturday night according to police

A grandfather shot his wife and young grandson before killing himself in a horrific suicide, according to police in Tennessee.

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Terry Majors, 64, is believed to have shot his wife, Leigh Shea-Majors, 61, and six-year-old grandson, Ty Dodson, before taking his own life on Saturday night.

His four-year-old granddaughter was not injured and ran to a neighbor's house for help after the authorities said she witnessed the horror.

Metropolitan Nashville Police said the shooting took place near Hermitage and that the shooting is still under investigation.

It is understood that the young people visited their grandparents during a routine trip after spending a few weekends with both grandparents and an extended family.

The incident has dumbfounded the neighbors & # 39; left behind and said that Majors are very much of his & # 39; grandchildren & # 39; loved it.

Ty Dodson, in the photo, was shot by his grandfather on Saturday night according to police

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Ty Dodson, in the photo, was shot by his grandfather on Saturday night according to police

Police said the 64-year-old Terry Majors, pictured, reportedly fatally shot his 61-year-old wife, Leigh Shea-Majors and the 6-year-old grandson,

Police said the 64-year-old Terry Majors, pictured, reportedly fatally shot his 61-year-old wife, Leigh Shea-Majors and the 6-year-old grandson,

Leigh Shea Majors

Leigh Shea Majors

Police said the 64-year-old Terry Majors, left, presumably his 61-year-old wife, Leigh Shea-Majors, right and the 6-year-old grandson shot fatally,

Chely Wilson told me WKRN: & # 39; Very great guy, used to mow the garden, the garden of the neighbors and so on. Helped neighbors. His wife was a very good person.

& # 39; I am as astonished as anyone else why something like that had happened. I know they loved their grandchildren very much. & # 39;

Allegedly Ty & # 39; s father died before he was born.

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His uncle Chase Dodson, who raises money for his funeral Facebook, told WKRN that he believes that Ty, who had just celebrated his sixth birthday, would have told his younger sister to flee.

Chase wrote on Facebook: & # 39; My cousin Ty Dodson was visiting his mother's side in Tennessee last Saturday night.

& # 39; This visit went extremely wrong and the step-grandmother killed his wife, my cousin, and then cowardly turned the gun on himself. This was a shock to both sides of the Ty family. & # 39;

In an earlier post in honor of Ty & # 39; s birthday, Chase had written: & # 39; August 26, 2013 has changed my life forever. Although, with a broken heart from the loss of my brother, and your father just 15 days earlier, I did my best to stay strong.

& # 39; I was in the medical room holding your mother's hand so tightly, and once you were born, I cut your umbilical cord. As soon as I had my eye on you I immediately fell in love.

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& # 39; Ty, you will never understand how special you are to me. You have grown so quickly and I am so proud of the young man you have become. Uncle Chase loves you to the moon and back. & # 39;

Allegedly Ty & # 39; s father died before he was born. The younger had just celebrated his sixth birthday and his uncle believes he would have asked his younger sister to flee

Allegedly Ty & # 39; s father died before he was born. The younger had just celebrated his sixth birthday and his uncle believes he would have asked his younger sister to flee

Allegedly Ty & # 39; s father died before he was born. The younger had just celebrated his sixth birthday and his uncle believes he would have asked his younger sister to flee

The incident has dumbfounded the neighbors & # 39; and said that Terry Majors in the photo is very much of his & # 39; grandchildren & # 39; loved.

The incident has dumbfounded the neighbors & # 39; and said that Terry Majors in the photo is very much of his & # 39; grandchildren & # 39; loved.

The incident has dumbfounded the neighbors & # 39; and said that Terry Majors in the photo is very much of his & # 39; grandchildren & # 39; loved.

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Tabitha Collins, the former kindergarten teacher of Ty at Allen County Primary Center, said the young person was known as & # 39; Ty the Science Guy & # 39 ;, and added that he was very smart, very curious & # 39 ;

She added: & # 39; He smiled constantly and wanted to take care of everyone. He has a sister who is in kindergarten this year, who he walks in and makes sure she goes to school and in class.

& # 39; It's so hard when those kids come into your class, they become your own and I can't describe how much I love Ty.

& # 39; I still don't want to believe he's gone. It's just & # 39; why? & # 39; He's so young. & # 39;

Police confirmed death on Twitter and wrote: & # 39; Update on Sat & # 39; s apparent double suicide case against Dockside Dr.: Terry Majors, 64, would be fatal to his wife, Leigh Shea-Majors, 61, and his grandson Ty Dodson 6, before he killed himself. His four-year-old granddaughter was not injured and ran to a neighbor for help. & # 39;

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