Family dispute leads to father shooting his son

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HARLINGEN, Texas – A dispute between a father and son leads to a shooting in Harlingen. The city’s police department responding to a shooting at a home in the 1000 block of Little Creek Drive.

Angela Cortez, neighbor, “I’ve been here 45 years and it’s been real quiet.”

At around 5:00 a.m., according to Harlingen Police, when officers arrived on scene the father had burn marks on his neck, which he claims his son burned him with a flare gun after an argument. The father then allegedly shot his son with a handgun striking him at least once in the upper torso.

Sgt. Larry Moore, “The father advised that he returned fire with an unknown caliber handgun striking the son as he was leaving fleeing from the residence.”

This news is not surprising to some neighbors who say there have been many instances of police activity around that home.

Jose Lugo, neighbor, “I didn’t expect him or that person being shot, but for the activities that happen in that residence, the activities that happen there in the night, I wasn’t really surprised.”

No one has been charged in the case as police continue to gather evidence, which could include the shell casing that came from the father’s gun.

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