Shots Fired After Man is teased for passing gas

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wdropping a bomb leads to gunplaySOUTHPORT, NY – Flatulence is blamed for a Sunday night shooting at a Southport business.

William Hoover, 32, pulled out a semi-automatic rifle at Wheeler’s Beverage Barn and shot at three people who teased him about passing gas, a Chemung County sheriff’s investigator said.

The incident began inside the store after 6 p.m., where Hoover got into an argument with the three people who teased him about his flatulence, deputies said.

When the argument moved outside and turned physical, Hoover ran to his car, pulled out a semi-automatic rifle, and shot at the three people, deputies said. More