Dog euthanasia leads to family shooting outside veterinary clinic

Dog euthanasia leads to family shooting outside veterinary clinic

Father and son hospitalized as police investigate intent.
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Dec 03, 2014
By dvm360.com staff

A man in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, shot himself and his adult son Monday with a pistol in 69 South Veterinary Clinic's parking lot after taking his dog there to to be euthanized.

The father, 58, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the stomach, and the same bullet also hit his 25-year-old son in the arm, says Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Sgt. Dale Phillips. It is not clear if the incident was intentional or an accident.

The two men were hospitalized, and the incident is under investigation. No other veterinary clinic clients or staff members were harmed in the incident.

A clinic representative declined comment.