A grandfather shot a father, but his 11-year-old grandson shot back, fatally wounding the man. Lloyd Woodlief, 84, died Monday night after an argument between him and his 49-year-old son Peyton Woodlief turned violent in their Kittrell, North Carolina home.
The grandfather shot the father with a 22-caliber pistol at about 7 p.m., according to a CNN report. After Peyton Woodlief was shot, his young son entered the fray and gunned down his own grandfather with a 12-gauge shotgun. While Peyton survived, Lloyd Woodlief succumbed to his injuries.
The grandfather "died shortly thereafter," Sheriff Peter White said in a press release. Peyton Woodlief is being treated at Duke Medical Center in Durham, according to WRAL.
While the boy's name has not been released because of his age, White said that "a juvenile petition has been taken out against the 11-year-old," and charges are pending in the incident.
While the family has declined to comment on the unfortunate argument that escalated into a gunfight, one neighbor, William Thomas, said that first responders sped by his house Monday night.
"I feel sorry for the little boy … I don't know what kind of condition his grandfather and his dad had," he told Time Warner Cable News. "According to the Bible, we may be living close to the last days."
Still, Thomas was surprised that the authorities had to be called to the Vance County house. He and other friends of the family said that the Woodliefs were nice people who attended church often.