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Family Fight Over Alcohol Leads To Shooting

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Proving once again that booze has the power to ruin the closest relationships, an apparent fight over alcohol between family members in Palmdale has led to one man being shot in the head and another man in custody.

The altercation began last night at 11:50 p.m., according to City News Service. After the shooting, officers followed the suspect, who eventually barricaded himself at a nearby property. He turned himself in after police convinced him to seek medical attention for a head wound sustained in the brawl. A third man involved in the incident turned up at a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

"It appears there had been an altercation between some family members over alcohol," Lt. Darren Harris of the Palmdale Sheriff's Station told CNS.

The injuries sustained by the gunshot victim are considered non life-threatening, CNS reports.