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Updated: Sheriff's Office: Son Recovering In Hospital After Father Shoots Him; No Charges Filed


Last updated 7/8/2021 at 5pm

One Transylvania County man was in Mission Hospital as of Thursday afternoon after a domestic dispute led to a shooting in the Cathey’s Creek area earlier that morning, and no charges are being sought against the shooter.

Around 7 a.m., Billy Jack Gage III (BJ) was shot in the abdomen by his father, Billy Jack Gage Jr., according to the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO). Deputies were dispatched to Stamey Creek Road at 7:25 a.m. in reference to a gunshot wound after a witness, who was in the home at the time of the shooting, called 911.

According to the TCSO, investigators b...

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