Teen armed with shotgun kills 2 suspects during attempted home invasion near Houston

CHANNELVIEW, Texas — A 17-year-old boy armed with a shotgun killed two people during an attempted home invasion in suburban Houston on Friday night, authorities said.

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According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the shooting occurred in the Channelview area east of Houston at about 10:40 p.m. CDT, KHOU-TV reported.

Upon arrival, deputies said they located two men with apparent gunshot wounds on the lawn near a residence, KTRK-TV reported. The men were pronounced dead at the scene, Gonzalez wrote in a tweet.

Investigators said the two men and a third unidentified suspect were armed and wearing masks during an “attempt to force entry” to the home, according to KTRK.

An adult woman, two 17-year-old men and a 12-year-old boy were inside the home at the time of the shooting, KPRC-TV reported. Investigators said one of the 17-year-olds grabbed a shotgun and began firing at the alleged intruders.

After the shooting, the third suspect fled the scene in a dark-colored, four-door vehicle, according to the television station.

No one inside the home was injured.

Gonzalez tweeted that the investigation was ongoing, and that the case would be presented to a grand jury.