A homeowner fatally shot three masked teenagers as they attempted to rob him in his front garden.
The incident took place in the early hours of Monday morning (September 16) when two brothers, aged 15 and 16, and another 16-year-old boy approached the residence in Conyers, a town outside Atlanta, Georgia.
The group all had their faces covered and one brandished a gun as they attempted to rob the homeowner and two other individuals who were in the front yard.
According to Rockdale County Sheriffs Office, one of the teenagers shot at the residents before the homeowner returned fire. Police arrived at the scene after the homeowner called 911 for help.
The victims of the attempted robbery were all unharmed but the exchange of gunshots proved fatal to the masked youngsters.
The sheriffs office shared details about the situation, writing:
Upon arrival, RCSO deputies found three males with gunshot wounds and began administering first aid. Two males were transported to a local area hospital, where they were pronounced deceased from their injuries, while one was pronounced deceased at the shooting scene.
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Deputy Lee Thomas declined to identify the boys but relatives said two of the teenagers were 16-year-old Isaiah Reid and his 15-year-old brother, Jaime Hernandez, the New York Post report.
Police are said to have found two guns on the property, though they have not confirmed who they belonged to.
One neighbour, Carlos Watson, heard the gunfire and ran outside to help.
Speaking to WSB-TV, he said:
It was five shots and then it sounded like a handgun. Then I heard somebody have an assault rifle. And it was a slew of shots that came out.
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