Man dies after shooting   

From Staff Reports

  KINGSPORT -- A man who was shot by his father died at a local hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the shooting, and a judge has ordered the father to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
  Delmer Dewayne Laughlin, 37, of Kingsport, died after he being transported to Wellmont Holston Valley hospital on Sunday following the shooting.
  Laughlin's father, 63-year-old Delmer H. Laughlin, of Ford Town Road, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of his own son and also with attempted second degree murder in the shooting of his son's girlfriend, 32-year-old Mary Carla Clark. According to information from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Clark is currently listed in critical condition at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital.
  Delmer H. Laughlin appeared in Sullivan County General Sessions Court on Monday and was ordered to be held without bond pending the completion of a mental evaluation, according to information from the SCSO.
  The shooting happened just before 9 a.m. on Sunday at Delmer Laughlin's home on Ford Town Road.
  Laughlin reportedly called authorities after he shot his son and Clark and told police what happened.
   Delmer Dewayne Laughlin was shot in the abdomen while Clark sustained gunshot wounds to her left shoulder and knee. According to reports, both had been shot with a 12-gauge shotgun.
  Investigators believe the shootings may have been spurred by an argument.