Two brothers were arrested Sunday after an altercation between them led to one getting shot in the leg, according to a Janesville Police Department release.

At 2:46 a.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of South Locust Street. Police found shell casings and evidence of injury, according to the release.

At about the same time, David Toles, 52, of 103 S. Locust St., Janesville, went to Mercy healthHospital and Trauma Center with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg, according to the release.

Investigation revealed David and his brother John Toles, 46, of 1931 Dupont Drive, No. 203, Janesville, got into a verbal and physical fight early Sunday morning. It escalated when David went into his home, got a handgun and went back outside and pointed it at John, according to the release.

An altercation ensued, and three to four handgun shots were fired, one of which struck David in the leg. John ended up taking the gun away from David, according to the release.

David was arrested on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and first-degree recklessly endangering safety while armed. John was arrested on a charge of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, according to the release.

The gun has been located and seized.

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