Shooting in Kingsport sends two to hospital

From Staff Reports

   A Kingsport father on Sunday morning called police to tell them he shot his girlfriend and son while they were standing on the porch of his residence. The victims were transported to Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital with injuries.
   Delmer H. Laughlin, 63, 1501 Ford Town Rd., called the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department at 8:46 a.m. and said he had shot his son, Delmer Dewayne Laughlin, 37, in the abdomen, and his girlfriend, Mary Carla Clark, 32, in the left shoulder and left knee.
   According to a police report, Laughlin shot both victims with a 12-gauge shotgun.
   The incident is still under investigation, and Laughlin was taken into custody. Both victims underwent surgery for their injuries Sunday, according to police.