Homeowner shoots, kills 3 teens wearing masks; 1 had a gun, police say

Deputies said a homeowner shot three teens who were wearing masks. Channel 2's Aaron Diamant????learned two of the teens were brothers, 15 and 16 years old. A third was a 15-year-old boy.

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — The Rockdale County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly triple shooting Monday morning.

Deputies said a homeowner shot three teens who were wearing masks. Channel 2's Aaron Diamant learned two of the teens were brothers, 15 and 16 years old. A third was a 15-year-old boy.

The shooting happened around 4 a.m. at a house off White Oak Court in Conyers. One of the boys died at the scene. The other two later died at the hospital.

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Investigators said one of the teens pulled out a gun and fired at the neighbors before the homeowner returned fire.

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Deputies found the teens outside the home after the homeowner called 911 for help. One was lying near the edge of the driveway and the other two up the road a bit.

“I heard a guy yelling for help. 'Help me, help me, I’m dying, I’m dying, help me, help me,'” said neighbor Brian Jenkins.

The sheriff says the homeowner was outside around 4 a.m. Monday when the shootings happened.

A neighbor heard the gunfire and ran out to help.

“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,” neighbor Carlos Watson said.

Deputies say they still don’t know who owned the two guns they found.

Investigators say three people were at the home, including a woman, when the shooting happened.

The homeowner who shot the masked intruder is a man. Neighbors say he’s a truck driver who owns a semi-automatic rifle and is highly protective of his mother.

No charges have been filed against anyone at this time.

Authorities are still interviewing neighbors in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.