Father Shot His Son On Thanksgiving During Fight Over NFL Players Kneeling

We've reached peak America. I hear a bald eagle flew over the scene with one tear drop falling from it's eye as it screeched "CA-CAW!"

NY Post- Police in North Carolina say a man shot and wounded his son on Thanksgiving after a heated fight about NFL athletes kneeling during the national anthem. Cary police say 21-year-old Esteban Marley Valencia and his brother argued during dinner about the athletes’ protest of racial injustice. News outlets report 51-year-old Jorge Luis Valencia-Lamadrid told officers Valencia then physically attacked his other son, so he retrieved a shotgun.

Valencia-Lamadrid said Valencia started throwing furniture and hit him in the face with a water bottle. He said he had been holding the gun by its pistol grip and squeezed the trigger. Valencia was hit in the hand and leg. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

So the father didn't shoot his son because of his stance on NFL players kneeling, he shot his son on accident during a fight over NFL players kneeling. It's an important distinction. It's still a strange thing (to me, at least) to pull out a gun during a fight between brothers, but what do I know.  

CBS17 has an in-depth article on exactly what happened.

 
 
 
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