Man accused of injuring parents in Davidson County shootout arrested

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – A man accused of injuring his parents during a shootout at a Davidson County home has been arrested and jailed under a $5 million bond.

Tracy Strickland faces two counts of attempted murder after exchanging gunshots with his parents, according to Davidson County Sheriff David Grice.

Authorities responded to a shooting call at 3377 Summerville Church Road in Denton shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Davidson County EMS.

A man and his parents were arguing and the adult son shot at his parents, according to authorities. Officials said the parents got a gun and shot back at the son in self-defense. All three were shot.

The home where the shooting took place is owned by the victims, Gary Strickland and Beulah Strickland, both 70..

All three were taken to the hospital where they remained overnight Saturday. The son was released from the hospital and jailed on Sunday.

Both the suspects and victims were all alert and talking as emergency workers transferred them to the hospital on Saturday.

The sheriff said the son sustained injuries to his chest, while the parents received injuries to their head region.

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