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According to reports, what started as a heated political debate at a bar in Cleveland ended in tragedy this week, when a Vietnam vet was shot in the leg for being a Trump supporter.
60-year-old Paul Jones, Jr. was reportedly having a conversation with a friend at Winston’s Place on Monday evening when a man overheard their discussion about politics and decided to jump in.
“He butted in the conversation,” Jones told reporters from his hospital bed. “The conversation wasn’t directed at him or to him.”
Still, the man was clearly getting more aggravated. At some point, he made the decision to go to his car and retrieve a gun. When he returned, he shot Jones in the thigh.
“I’m quite sure you have a lot of people having their own opinions,” Jones’ mother said of the incident. “But that doesn’t mean you should hurt somebody because you have your own opinion.”
The suspect fled the scene, and has not yet been located.