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Police: Father-son dispute escalates into shooting on Evansville’s west side

Police: Father-son dispute escalates into shooting on Evansville’s west side
Published: May. 21, 2022 at 7:14 PM CDT|Updated: May. 21, 2022 at 8:00 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Authorities are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in Evansville on Saturday evening.

According to the Evansville Police Department, authorities received a call about a domestic dispute between a father and son at a trailer park on the 300 block of Carolina Avenue.

EPD told 14 News the dispute became physical, ending with the father getting shot.

Police say incidents like this can be unsettling for neighbors in places where people are packed tightly together.

“I think everybody’s fine,” EPD Sgt. Mark Saltzman said. “I mean, any time you have a compacted area like this with a lot of people in it, you’re going to have some bystanders and some onlookers, but I don’t believe anybody else was involved.”

Officials say the father was taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for a gunshot wound that appears to be non-life-threatening.

Police say the son was taken into custody and is being questioned by detectives.

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