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Father shoots, injures son in St. Petersburg, police say

Son and father both had weapons during an early-morning argument.
Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [Tampa Bay Times]
Published Nov. 16

ST. PETERSBURG – Police are investigating an early-morning shooting at 6980 21st St., N.

Law enforcement officials say the domestic-related shooting, which took place about 4:30 a.m., involved a father and a son who had been arguing.

Police say that both the son, Austin Thomas Cornett, 41, and his father, Craig James Cornett, 63, had weapons. The father fired, injuring his son. Austin Cornett is in critical, but stable condition. Police are investigating. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

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