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Police: Crown Point man shot by brother

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New York State Police say a Crown Point man was shot in the head by his brother at their farm Tuesday.

Late Tuesday night, New York State troopers led 70-year-old David Lang into the Crown Point town offices.

Police say he called 9-1-1 at about 2:50 p.m, Tuesday , and admitted shooting his 63-year old brother Russell in the head.

New York State Police Capt. Robert LaFountain says Lang intentionally shot his brother.

Prosecutors charged him with 2nd degree attempted murder.

Reporter: "I won't ask you to speculate as to motive, but has David said why he shot his brother?" Capt. LaFountain replied, "There are admissions that have been made, yes."

LaFountain says they've recovered a rifle and alcohol factored in the shooting.

Rescue crews airlifted 63-year-old Russell Lang  to Fletcher Allen.
LaFountain added that people in the community shouldn't be worried for their safety, "we want to assure the public, that there is no need for concern fro their safety, we believe this was an isolated incident."

The shooting happened at the brothers' farm on Lake Road. Neighbors couldn't believe it.
"It was a shock for a small little town, Russell and David are great people, great neighbors, they'd do anything for you, and it's a shock," said neighbor and friend Roland Macey.

Macey, a long-time neighbor of the two brothers, says word of the incident spread quickly through town.

He spoke highly of both David and Russell, who he says would frequently stop by their home.

"I'm just praying for them, you know, for both of them, and just keeping them in our prayers," said Macey.

As of Tuesday night, Russell Lang, 63, was listed in critical condition at the hospital.

Police have set a tentative arraignment for David for Wednesday at noon.


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