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Home intruders shoot 84-year-old homeowner. They probably didn't expect him to shoot back.

An 84-year-old grandfather fired back at home invaders who shot him in the side. The intruders fled the scene after the grandfather fired back at them. (Image source: Video screenshot)

An 84-year-old grandfather didn't run and hide when two armed men invaded his Ohio home and shot him Sunday night.

Instead, he grabbed his gun and exchanged fired with the pair of would-be burglars, WCPO-TV reported.

Then the unidentified elderly man called 911 and calmly reported the incident to the dispatcher, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

The elderly man's teenage grandson, who wasn't injured, was inside the home at the time and escaped gunfire by crawling out a window and onto the roof.

What happened?

Two armed men broke into the grandfather's home in Silverton, Ohio, at about 9:20 p.m.

One of the intruders fired and struck the homeowner in his left side.

The homeowner grabbed his gun during the invasion and fired back at the men, according to WXIX-TV.

"I think I've been hit," the grandfather told the 911 dispatcher.

"I've been shot. ... They broke in the front door and there was two of them. One come in the back, and one come in the front," he explained.

"But I'm not hurting real bad," the grandfather added.

"Do you have a gun?" the dispatcher asked the grandfather.

"Yes, I just fired a couple shots," the grandfather said, adding that the gun was sitting right beside him.

"Did you hit them? the dispatcher asked.

"I don't know. I got a couple holes in the wall," the grandfather replied.

The intruders fled the scene after the grandfather fired back at them.

Is the grandfather OK?

First responders transported the victim to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His condition was not immediately known.

Did police find the suspects?

The suspects are still on the loose, according to authorities who deployed a K-9 unit to help search for the two men.



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