Homeowner, Gunmen Shot During Home Invasion

Bullets flew inside a home in the east early Wednesday morning when the homeowner fired at three people who he said broke into his home.

Derrick Gainer of Robersonville in Martin County says he was asleep around 12:40 a.m. when he heard a sudden crash inside him home. Gainer says that's when he grabbed his gun to investigate. He says he found three men inside the bedroom of his 18-year old daughter; one holding a gun to her head. Gainer says he fired at the men, who in turned fired back, grazing him on his arm and leg. The men reportedly jumped out his daughter's window and ran to a getaway car. The Martin County Sheriff's Office says two suspects ended up at Heritage Hospital in Edgecombe County. Deputies say they located the other two men in Rocky Mount. No names have been released at this time.

A home invasion early this morning in Martin county ends with the suspects and the homeowner in the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Lt. Drew Robinson with the Martin County Sheriff's Office tells us it happened at 12:40am at 2001 Robert Everett Road in Robersonville. Authorities say four people broke into the home and then gunfire was exchanged between the homeowner and the suspects. The four people took off.

Lt. Robinson say two of the suspects ended up at the Heritage Hospital in Tarboro with gunshot wounds and then later transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. The other two were found uninjured in Rocky Mount. Robinson says the homeowner was also taken to the hospital, but his condition is unknown.

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