Man Shot After Burglary

An Eastern Carolina man is recovering from getting shot after lawmen say he found intruders in his home.

Halifax County lawmen say a man and his friend returned home overnight to find lights on his house on Little Deep Creek Rd. Lawmen say he wasn't expecting lights to be on, since he had turned them all off. They say he was also surprised to find his front door locked, since he had left it unlocked.

Lawmen say the homeowner went to the back and found five men running from his home. When the homeowner went to run after the intruders, detectives say one of the men shot the homeowner in the leg.

The homeowner's friend heard the gun and called for help. Sheriff's Office bloodhounds from Tillery came in to track the scent of the intruders, but they got away.

Emergency crews took the homeowner to the hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound.

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