A homeowner with a shotgun killed three home invasion suspects during a shootout Monday morning.
NBC News reports that the homeowner was also shot and had to undergo surgery for his injuries.
The incident occurred just before 9:30 a.m. in Channelview, Texas, after the home’s occupants heard strange noises outside.
Click2Houston quotes Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez indicating there were two residents at the home during the time of the incident. One of those residents hid while the other grabbed a shotgun to confront the suspects.
Gonzalez said, “It appears there was some gunfire exchanged. The one with the shotgun was able to shoot at the three males and they were all pronounced dead at the scene.”
There may have been a fourth suspect involved, who fled the scene.
A cousin of the wounded homeowner said, “The one good thing, I guess I can say, is that he did have a weapon in order to defend himself.”
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