FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- A Fayette County man was sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot after a domestic dispute among two brothers and their father turned violent.
Around 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Fayette County sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic dispute between a father and a son in the Willis Branch Road area of Hopewell. As deputies were en route to the fight, a second call came in saying one individual had armed himself with a shotgun and had shot another person, according to the Sheriff's Department.
Keith Scott Willis, 33, shot his brother, Mark G. Willis, in the foot with a shotgun loaded with birdshot, according to the Sheriff's Department. Both men are from Victor.
An initial investigation indicates that the fight began between Mark Willis and his father. When Keith Willis tried to stop the fight, Mark Willis allegedly attacked his brother. Keith Willis picked up a shotgun and discharged two rounds, one of which hit his brother, according to the Sheriff's Department.
Deputies believe alcohol was a factor in the incident.
Mark Willis was transported to Summersville Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
No charges have been filed, but the incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Department.