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Man shot during home break-in

CHADBOURN, NC (WWAY) — A man was shot early this morning when he reportedly tried to break into a Columbus County home. A man who lives in the house on North Wilkes Street in Chadbourn around 1:30 a.m.

The man, who did not want to be identified, said he had just come home when one of his roommates told him not to go inside because of what happened. The roommate said he heard someone outside the door. When the people outside kicked in the door, the man inside opened fire, hitting one of the would-be burglars in the back and buttocks and collapsed at the side of the home. The other suspect ran off.

Neither of the two people who were in the house at the time of the break-in were hurt.

Witnesses say SBI was on scene to help in the investigation. Chadbourn Police have not yet answered our request for information.

Stay with WWAY for more on this developing story.

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