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Home Invasion Erupts Into Gunfire

Invaders run into gun-toting homeowner
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2019 5:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – A scary home invasion was caught on video this week, gunfire and all. At least three intruders can be seen kicking in the door and entering the Kentucky mobile home—with the leading perp carrying what appears to be a handgun, Fox News reports. But when they reach a doorway, gunfire erupts and the invaders hightail it out of there. Bowling Green homeowner Austin Orwig, 24, whose hand was wounded in the incident, shouts what sounds like a woman's name. Authorities say he was actually asleep when the intruders broke in, per WBKO.

"During the video you can see that it looks like there was four individuals that kicked the door in, as they approached his bedroom he exchanged fire with them," says Warren County Sheriff Brett Hightower. "We don't know if any of the suspects were injured as well, but the resident himself was taken ... to a Louisville hospital." Orwig has been released by doctors, and the sheriff's department—which says it hopes the video will help with arrests—is following up on several tips. (But this home invasion was apparently staged.)

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