Authorities Investigating Shooting Between Relatives

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 30-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound Thursday in Leasburg.

The victim was transported to a St. Louis hospital for treatment. 

According to the sheriff's office, authorities responded to the 600 block of Lick Creek Road for a male subject who had been shot by his relative during a dispute. A 57-year-old man told investigators the suspect had shot at him, then entered his home. The victim retrieved a firearm and found the suspect. The man said he feared for his life after having a gun pointed at him. He fired one shot, striking the suspect. 

Evidence on scene corroborated the man's account of the shooting.

The sheriff's department is withholding the identities of the parties. Authorities have not identified the family connection between the two parties.

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