After watching his grandfather, 84, shoot his dad, NC 11-year-old kills gramps with a shotgun

By Scott Kaufman
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 8:11 EDT
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WTVD reports that an 84-year-old man in Kittrell, North Carolina was shot dead by his 11-year-old grandson on Tuesday.

Vance County Sheriff Deputies were called to the home of 84-year-old Lloyd Woodlief late Monday night. A family argument had turned violent, Vance County Sheriff Peter White said, leading Lloyd Woodlief to shoot his 49-year-old son, Lloyd Peyton Woodlief, with a .22 caliber pistol.

Authorities said that they believe the unnamed 11-year-old then shot his grandfather with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Lloyd Peyton Woodlief was taken to Duke Medical Center, where is he recovering from his wounds. His father died on the scene shortly after authorities arrived.

The 11-year-old was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. “A juvenile petition has been taken out against the 11-year-old,” Sheriff White said. “He is in the custody of juvenile services.”

Watch a WNCN report on the shooting below.

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Scott Kaufman
Scott Kaufman
Scott Eric Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and, in addition to Raw Story, also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
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