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Report: Cops say Virginia man shot by brother spit out bullet

CHESTERFIELD, Va. - A Virginia man is expected to survive after being shot in the nose and neck by his older brother, reports CBS affiliate WTVR. In fact, the man was even able to speak with authorities after the incident, reportedly spitting up one of the bullets as he talked to investigators.

Police said the shooting took place at a mobile home in Chesterfield County, Va., on Sunday evening. Neighbors told the station that the two brothers got into a fight which ended when the older brother, 26, opened fire on his 23-year-old younger sibling, who is believed to have had a gun, too.

Neither party has been identified by WTVR.

"We heard one shot," neighbor Nancy Reynolds told the station. "They say it was more than one shot, but the next thing we knew police... were everywhere."

Officers arrived at the scene to find the man had been shot in the nose and neck, according to Lt. Jonathan Miller. The 23-year-old remained conscious, and police said while being questioned, the victim spit out a bullet that had struck him in the nose.

The man was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries believed to be non-life threatening, according to WTVR. His older brother surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. The altercation is thought to be domestic in nature, and police did not immediately file charges. Investigators are looking into whether the shooting was deliberate or in self-defense.

Those with information about the incident are asked to call Chesterfield police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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