Father, son shot after interrupting home burglars

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HENRY COUNTY, Ga. —

Henry County police say a father and son were shot when they returned to their home to find burglars inside.

Both men were shot in the chest and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. One is in stable condition, the other had surgery overnight and his condition is not known.

Police said they were called Tuesday night when neighbors on Edison Drive heard gunshots.

“These homeowners came home and interrupted a burglary and some gunfire was exchanged,” Sgt. Joey Smith said.

Police said they believe one of the men had a gun and shot back at the burglars.

“It is possible they may have returned fire also and possibly struck a suspect,” Smith said.

Crime scene investigators spent hours at the home collecting evidence. The subdivision was shut down for several hours while police looked for the burglars in the area.