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Exchange between two Chesterfield brothers ends with one shot

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Chesterfield police say a man was shot in the face and neck by his own brother, Sunday evening. The brother who allegedly fired the gun was taken into custody, but later released. Investigators are looking into whether the situation was an act of self-defense.

The violent shooting off the 7,400 block of Hickory Road happened just before 6 p.m.. It's still unclear what sparked the argument between the brothers.

Police say a 23-year-old man living in a mobile home, had a severe showdown with his older brother. The visiting brother came to check on his sibling, after alleged prior arguments and word that the younger brother shot off a gun inside the home.

Police say the older brother claims his younger brother flashed a gun. The older brother then shot the younger brother in the face and neck. He told police it was in self-defense.

The older brother called 911 and waited for emergency crews. His wounded brother rushed to the hospital. The man spit up a bullet that passed through his nose.

Neighbor Nancy Reynolds walked out her front door, to face a crime scene across the street.

"I was in my den… I heard gunshots everywhere," said Reynolds. "…We saw the ambulance, and the man being brought out of a stretcher."

Angel Fuller, who lives next door to the mobile home, says she heard intense arguing, last night.

"The yelling, the arguing, door slamming… sounded like punching of walls. I don't know what it was...just loud banging of noises," described Fuller. She says she also watched cars speed in and out of the driveway.

Police say they still need to question the brother in the hospital. He was conscious and talking in the ambulance. Investigators also say the man's wife and child weren't home at the time.

Again, the older brother was released from police custody. No charges have been filed at this time. Police continue to investigate.

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