The Ballard County Sheriff Department has confirmed a shooting investigation in Wickliffe, Kentucky is underway. Sheriff Carey Batts reportedly confirms that Ricky Dean Dennis, Jr. shot by his father with a 22 caliber rifle yesterday. (Tuesday) Apparently Dennis Jr. and his father Ricky Dean Dennis, Sr. got into a physical altercation ending with Dennis Sr. shooting his son. The elder man was lodged in the Ballard County jail charged with attempted murder, wanton endangerment in the first degree and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The younger Dennis’s injuries are unclear at this time.