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In what North Carolina police believe to be a family feud, an 84-year-old grandfather shot his 49-year-old son on Monday, prompting his 11-year-old grandson to fatally shoot back in his father’s defense.

The shooting incident occurred in Kittrell, a small North Carolina town of less than 500 people located about 35 miles south of the Virginia border.

From CNN:

Vance County sheriff’s deputies responded around 7 p.m. to an address there after getting a call about a fight, Sheriff Peter White said in a news release.

When they got there, deputies found two people shot.

One was Lloyd Woodlief, 84, who lived at the Kittrell home, according to White. He had been shot once with a 12-gauge shotgun and “died shortly thereafter,” the sheriff said.

His son, 49-year-old Lloyd Peyton Woodlief, had been shot with a 22-caliber pistol, added White. The resident of nearby Henderson, North Carolina, was being treated at Duke Medical Center in Durham as of Tuesday afternoon.

A preliminary investigation indicates the 11-year-old son of Lloyd Peyton Woodlief shot and killed his grandfather.

Sheriff Peter White says charges are pending, but did not specify who might be charged, or with what.


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