Witnesses: Father shot son in chest

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. – A father is being questioned after witnesses says he shot his son.

Police were called to the 1200 block of Reiker's Ford Road, between Union and St. Clair, around 6 p.m. Friday for a report of a shooting. When deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department arrived, they determined the father shot his son in the chest with a .410 gauge shotgun.

Witnesses told deputies the son came to the home to take a vehicle in the father's possession. The two started to argue, and the father shot the son in the chest.

The 39-year-old victim was airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital. His condition has not been released.

The father, who has not been identified, is being interviewed by detectives.


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