Father Shoots Son After Being Attacked With Sword: Police

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Police say a father shot his son after the son attacked him with a sword inside a Pottstown, Pennsylvania home.

The father and son were inside their home on the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue around 5 p.m. Wednesday when they got into an altercation, according to investigators. The son, who police say was armed with a sword, allegedly attacked his father. The father, who police say was armed with a gun, opened fire and shot his son several times, according to investigators.

The son, identified by police as Andrew Lee, was taken to Reading Hospital where he is in critical condition. Lee’s father suffered a laceration to his hand after he was cut by the sword, police said. He was treated at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police continue to investigate what led to the altercation.

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