Father, son in critical condition after shooting each other in North Philadelphia home

Shooting in Fox Chase Philadelphia – Authorities are working to identify a motive after a father and son landed in a hospital following an argument that escalated to an exchange of gunfire between them in their North Philadelphia home.

The incident occurred on the 200 block Oxford Street shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

Police say a 48-year-old man was involved in an altercation with his 67-year-old father, and the father shot the son once time the groin.

The struggle continued after the shooting, and the son was able to get control of the gun, shooting his father once in the head.

According to police, both the father and son were stable when first responders arrived on the scene. They were transported to Jefferson University hospital by responding medics.

A weapon was recovered from the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

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