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Son shot by father

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MATEWAN, W.Va. (WVVA) - Yesterday, July 2nd, 2020, officers responded to the call of a domestic situation in which a male was shot.

The home is located in the Matewan area of Mingo County.

Upon arrival Troopers located the shooter, identified as James Sincell and the victim, identified as his son, Matthew Sincell.

The victim had sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

James Sincell informed Troopers he shot his son.

James Sincell was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder and malicious assault by Corporal D.C. Moore of the WVSP.

State Police were assisted by the Mingo County Sheriff’s Office and Matewan Police Department.

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Bailey Pace

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