Father accidentally shoots son after he plays too much guitar

Fred Hensley Sr.
(Image credit: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

A 79-year-old resident of Blue Ash, Ohio stands accused of shooting his son because he had been playing guitar for too long, according to court documents obtained by Local 12-WKRC in Ohio.

Fred Hensley Sr., 79, is said to have shot his son, Fred Hensley Jr., 50, with a .380 pistol Sunday, October 24, because he'd been playing guitar for over an hour, despite the senior Hensley's requests for him to stop.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.