Police are investigating an alleged shootout between two brothers in Chesterfield, Va. that ended with one brother being shot in the face and neck.


Police say a 23-year-old man living in a mobile home, had a severe showdown with his older brother. The visiting brother came to check on his sibling, after alleged prior arguments and word that the younger brother shot off a gun inside the home.

The older brother told police that when he saw his brother flash his gun, he fired in self-defense. After calling 911, the younger brother, still conscious, coughed up one of the bullets in his nose while speaking with investigators, police say.

According to authorities, the younger brother was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries; his brother was taken into police custody, but was later released without charges. Police say that they are continuing to investigate.

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