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Father Shoots Son After Being Attacked With Sword in Pottstown Home: Police

The son allegedly attacked his father with a sword inside their home. The father then pulled out a gun and shot his son several times, police said.

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. Tuesday 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 was listed 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.

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Police continued Wednesday to investigate what led to the altercation.

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