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Grandson allegedly shot by grandfather

The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Deputies are investigating a shooting in Lauderdale County.

It happened around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon in the Cloverdale community.

According to investigators, Gene Abernathy and two of his grandsons were inside a home and got into an argument. One of the grandsons hit Gene in the mouth, and Gene walked outside to distance himself from the situation.

Investigators said Colby Abernathy, one of the grandsons, followed Gene out and grabbed him to turn him around when Gene fired a gun at him.

Colby was shot once in the abdomen and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

No word on his condition. The case is being sent to a grand jury.

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