Vietnam vet shot for being Trump supporter

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A man is in the hospital after a discussion over the upcoming presidential election. (KTRK)

A man is in the hospital after a discussion over the upcoming presidential election turned violent.

Paul Jones Jr., 60, was at his neighborhood bar on Monday, talking politics with a friend.

Jones, an Air Force Vietnam War veteran, is a Donald Trump supporter -- something that didn't sit well with a man nearby.

"He butted in the conversation," Jones said, speaking from his hospital bed. "The conversation wasn't directed at him or to him."

The debate escalated from there into violence.

The man got upset, he went out to his car and came back with a gun.

Cleveland police said he shot Jones in the thigh and then walked out of the bar.

"I'm quite sure you have a lot of people having their own opinions. But that doesn't mean you should hurt somebody because you have your own opinion," Jones' mother Latosca added.

Detectives are still searching for the shooter. He will be charged with felonious assault.

WEWS reports that Jones is expected to make a full recovery.
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