Chesterfield, Va. (CBS DC) — A Virginia man who was shot in his face and neck by his older brother is expected to survive, somehow remaining conscious after the shootout and actually spitting up one of the bullets as he talked with investigators.

Chesterfield County police say that the mobile home shooting at the 7400 block of Hickory Road on Sunday evening was a dispute between two brothers that ended with the older brother shooting his 23-year-old younger sibling in the nose and neck, WTVR-TV reports. Although authorities are still unsure why the argument started, the older brother, 26, has been taken into custody as police look into whether the act was out of self-defense, according to authorities.

The younger brother remained conscious and his older brother called 911 and waited for emergency crews to rush his sibling to the hospital. Police say that the younger brother actually spit up the bullet that passed through his nose while he was giving his side of the story to investigators following the incident.

The younger brother is talking and is expected to survive following treatment at the VCU Medical Center, according to police. Authorities said that they are still looking to question the younger brother in the hospital.

Neighbor Nancy Reynolds said she walked outside and heard the brothers’ gun battle.

“I was in my den… I heard gunshots everywhere,” Reynolds told WWBT-TV. “…We saw the ambulance, and the man being brought out of a stretcher.”

Another neighbor, Angel Fuller, told WWBT that she heard arguing the night before the incident.

“The yelling, the arguing, door slamming… sounded like punching of walls. I don’t know what it was…just loud banging of noises,” said Fuller, adding that there were cars speeding in and out of the mobile home driveway.

The older brother was released from police custody and charges have not been filed yet as the investigation continue.


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