Redding, California, U.S. -- A 27-year-old man was charged with attempted homicide for having allegedly stabbed his father with scissors before severing his own hands.
The local TV station reported that Sheriff's deputies found Jason Dunn standing in his driveway while his father, 59-year-old Gregory Dunn, lay on the ground nearby with multiple stab wounds.
Authorities said in a release that they determined through interviews with neighbors that the younger Dunn stabbed his father with a pair of scissors after an argument before severing his hands with a "radial arm type saw." Both men were hospitalized and listed in critical condition as of Wednesday morning.
"I just can't imagine something like that happening between family," a neighbor, Gary Rinehart, says.
Rinehart reported that while he saw the victim a few times in the 8 years the two have lived in the same neighborhood, his interaction with the suspect was limited.
"When my other neighbor called the cops on him for shooting his pellet gun over toward his house, that's the only time I've ever met [the suspect]," Rinehart explained. "The only reason I met him is because he came over and apologized to Joe and said it wouldn't happen again."