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Father, son exchange words, shots while at home day care center

Posted October 4, 2016
Updated October 5, 2016

Paul F. Alday

— One person was injured Tuesday morning following a shooting at a home that serves as a day care center for eight to ten children. Although the children were present at the time of the shooting, none were injured.

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to 139 Hilltop Road in Broadway at 11:55 a.m. in reference to a gunshot victim.

Investigators said there was an argument between a father and son who live there, and Daniel Alday, 21, was shot and transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was later taken to UNC Hospital.

Four weapons were seized from the home, and authorities said at least two shots were fired as the men argued.

Deputies identified the shooter as Paul F. Alday, 53. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and indecent liberties with a child, according to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office. He was jailed under an $80,000 bond.

Officials said an argument started between family members over an alleged inappropriate picture of a child.


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  • Janet Ghumri Oct 5, 2016
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    Indecent liberties with a child?? I would like to shake the son's hand, if he was trying to stop the father from subjecting a child to that abuse. I hope that is investigated fully. Trusting someone else with your child is difficult enough, small centers fill a need, and offer prime care in most cases. Remember that this also has happened in larger facilities as well. Im bothered a lot about the 4 firearms that were found. Obviously at least one wasn't locked up, since the son was shot- with the kids present...... smh

  • Rod Runner Oct 5, 2016
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    Also, thank god. Another "lawful" gun owner that became unlawful that can never have a gun legally again.

  • Rod Runner Oct 5, 2016
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    View quoted thread

    The increases in the cost of living do directly correlate to tax increases. If businesses pay more tax, they pass it on to the consumer. They don't pay it themselves. Increases in regulation costs contribute to the cost of living increase as well, because prices on everything rise as regulations must be met.

    What really contributes to the problem is income disparity. The rich have gotten richer than ever before over the last 2 - 3 decades. That is not debatable.

    I don't think they should have to pass down the money through higher taxes, but they must come up with a way to pass it down. The extra money won't do them any good if it becomes worthless because of societal problems caused by the disparity growing even more. Gold isn't even worth anything when it's food, water, medicine, and possibly bullets that you need.

  • Rick Nolte Oct 5, 2016
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    Over taxation? You didn't really say that did you barnie? I guess the increases in the cost of living over the last few decades didn't have anything to do with it? smh

  • K Hope Capps Oct 5, 2016
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    People turn to this because Daycare Centers cost so much. On the flip side, preschool teachers don't make enough. It's a mess.

  • Barney Gravel Oct 5, 2016
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    There are too many of these Home Daycare centers, which have increased exponentially. This has been caused by over taxation by the government inherently, requiring both parents to work. If it looks like Ma and Pa Kettle are running the operation out of their lower middle income home, perhaps that is not the best place to drop off little Suzy or Johnny.