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Father, son wounded after wrestling over rifle

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VERNONIA, OR (KPTV) -

A fight between a father and son led to a gunshot being fired at an address between the towns of Vernonia and Mist on Thursday night.

It appears the two men were injured by the same bullet.

When deputies arrived in the 64000 block of Nehalem Highway, they found the father and son wounded by what they said was a single discharge of the rifle.

It's unclear at this time whether there was criminal intent in the firing of the weapon, or whether it was accidental.

The two men were taken by ground ambulance to different hospitals (Legacy Emanuel and OHSU) to be treated for their gunshot wounds.

Columbia County deputies are still investigating. There was a woman at the scene of the shooting who deputies said was cooperating with the investigation.

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