An argument ended grimly in California this week, with a father found in the driveway bleeding from stab wounds and his son nearby, his severed hands lying on the ground.
Shasta County Sherriff’s deputies responded to a reported stabbing in Redding, Calif., on Monday afternoon to find the gruesome scene with “visible injuries” in the driveway, according to a news release.
Both Gregory Dunn, 58, and his son Jason, 27, were rushed to the hospital, where they remained as of Wednesday morning with life-threatening injuries. Gregory was stabbed multiple times, allegedly by Jason with a pair of scissors. Jason Dunn's hands were cut off to his wrist.
Through multiple interviews, police said they learned the Dunns were in a quarrel prior to the stabbing. Police said they believe Jason Dunn cut off both his hands using a radial saw. More information about the son's reasons behind his self-mutilation and stabbing of his father remain unclear, police said.
Charges had not been filed as of Wednesday, but police said they are investigating the case as an attempted homicide.
This story was originally published on Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:55 PM EDT