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Deputies: 1 shot after brothers get into fight


The Jefferson County, Missouri Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a shooting on Friday evening, April 24.

Sheriff Glenn Boyer said deputies were dispatched to the 800 block of Briny Lane in Fenton, Mo. around 5:48 p.m.

When they arrived, deputies say a 34-year-old man was inside the home and had a single gunshot sound to his abdomen.

Deputies say another man, 30 years old, was also at the home and was believed to be the suspect.

According to the sheriff, the victim and the suspect, who are brothers, were arguing and it escalated into a physical fight. He said both men allegedly had guns.

During the struggle, Sheriff Boyer said one of the guns, a handgun, went off and hit the victim in the abdomen.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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