Two brothers shot in Taunton

Two brothers transported to Rhode Island Hospital after a shooting in an East Taunton home

TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — Two brothers were rushed to Rhode Island Hospital Saturday afternoon following a shooting at a home on Erin Road in East Taunton.

Taunton Police Lt. Paul Roderick tells Eyewitness News, the pair was involved in an altercation involving a knife, when one of the brothers took out a gun.

“When they got within a close proximity they had a struggle, one brother was shot 4 times and the brother that had the gun was shot once by his own gun as a part of the struggle,” said Lt. Roderick.

Both men are believed to be residents at the address.

Their condition is unknown, and the investigation is ongoing.

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