I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the shootings which occurred in Kittrell, NC Monday night. Apparently an 84-year-old shot his 49-year-old son with a .22LR handgun and then the 11-year-old grandson shot the grandfather with a 12 gauge shotgun and the grandfather died. CNN reported charges were pending, but the 11-year-old will be the one who is charged. I’m not really sure what happened exactly, in my mind I can see father and son having an argument and the elder man deciding to shoot his son and the grandson coming to the aid of his father and shooting his grandfather. Apparently that is not quite the case. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out over time and to see what facts emerge. I just cannot fathom getting so upset at a family member and shooting them. The only scenario which makes sense is the grandson defending his dad, but in that case you aren’t charged with a crime. As they say, reality is always stranger than fiction.

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