A Bayview man shot and critically wounded a home invader after wrestling away his gun early this morning, police said.
About 2:30 a.m., three male robbers reportedly pried open the door to a home on the first block of Elmira Street. A man, woman and two children were in the home, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said.
What led to the gunfire is not yet clear. The male and female residents were both shot during the home invasion, but the children were unharmed, Toomer said. The woman, 32, suffered life threatening injuries after being shot in the upper torso area, Toomer said. The man, 37, was shot in the leg and is expected to survive.
At one point, the male resident managed to steal the handgun away from one of the robbers and shoot him in the upper torso area. The robber's wound is life threatening, Toomer said.
The other two suspects, described only as men in their 20s, fled and have not been found, Toomer said.
Further details about the incident were not immediately available.
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