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Mistaken for burglar by father, shot son expected to make full recovery

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Just before 1 a.m. Friday morning a man was taken to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound.

In a tragic sequence of events, police say he was shot by his own father, who had mistaken him for a burglar at their home on Gardenside Drive.

When the father realized what happened, investigators say he called 911 immediately.

Neither men have been identified, but the shooting has been ruled accidental and Huntsville police confirm the father will not face any charges stemming from the incident.

The son is expected to make a full recovery.   

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