DINGMAN TOWNSHIP --State police are investigating after a fight between neighbors ended in a deadly shootout Thursday.
It happened along Route 2001 in Dingman Township near Milford around one o’clock in the afternoon.
State police say both men had guns and each fired at the other.
Howard McElnea, 78, was shot several times and injured.
The other neighbor, 68-year old Jeffrey VanSlyke was shot and killed.
"Part of what we're trying to figure out right now is what precipitated the argument,” said Trooper Mark Keyes.
Neighbors say the men had a disagreement over a fence.
Thomas Mincer is an attorney for Howard McElnea.
"There was some kind of dispute and my client was simply defending himself at the time on his own property. There has been apparently problems with the neighbor in the past,” Mincer said.
Word of the shooting spread quickly and people came to see for themselves what was happening.
"To see what's going on, I mean I live a mile away,” said Jonathan Gruehr of Dingman Township.
"Usually a very quiet neighborhood, very quiet town. Very unsettling to have something like this happen close to home,” said Bonnie Kersting of Dingman Township.
State police say the shooting is still under investigation.