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Correction

Ponca City Now - April 5, 2019 11:38 am

In a story April 4 about a father and son fatally shot in northeastern Oklahoma near Pawhuska, The Associated Press, relying on information from sheriff’s deputies, reported erroneously that the father had shot the son. The sheriff says the son shot the father.

PoncaCityNow.com originally ran the incorrect AP story, and later replaced it with correct information from the Sheriff’s Office. Following is today’s corrected story from the Associated Press:

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) – Authorities in northeastern Oklahoma say a man was fatally shot after he shot and killed his father at a home north of Pawhuska.

Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden says 45-year-old Travis Kirchner and 23-year-old Ty Kirchner were arguing about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when Ty Kirchner shot his father.

Deputies at the scene initially said the father had shot the son.

Virden said another family member arrived and fatally shot Ty Kirchner at the home about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Tulsa.

The sheriff said both men were dead at the scene.

The person who shot the Ty Kirchner was not arrested and Virden said that person may have fired in self-defense.

 

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