Monday, May 28, 2012

TX: Woman fatally shoots a cousin who broke into her house:  "A woman fatally shot her cousin who was allegedly breaking into her north Houston home.  The incident happened about 12:30 a.m. at the 5900 block of Reid. A woman started shooting in the dark after two burglary suspects sneaked inside her house, the television station reports. The men had first turned off the home’s electricity, trying to lure residents out of the house.  According to investigators, the woman grabbed her gun and started shooting in the dark.  She hit one of the men and then turned on the lights and saw her cousin, bleeding on the floor.  Investigators told KTRK that the woman’s cousin was attempting to steal from her. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he died, the station reported. The second suspect has not been caught."

GA: Victim shoots back but injured:  "At least one person was injured in an explosion of gunfire in northwest Atlanta on Monday, according to police.  Police said they suspect it was an attempted robbery attempt on the 1900 block of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.  Witnesses say they ran for cover as more than 25 shots were fired.   "A group of guys was on the side of the building. I heard some commotion going on. I ran outside and that's when the shooting started," said Nate Cake.  Officials said the shooting victim's friends rushed him to Atlanta Medical Center after he was hit.  The victim is expected to recover."

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