Home Intruders Likely Botch Robbery By Shooting Selves

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An overnight home invasion in Penn Hills ran amok when the attempted robbers ended up shooting themselves.

It happened after midnight Saturday in the 8600-block of Westwood Road.

Police say two men tried to force their way into a home when shots were fired.

It’s unclear if the intruders or the homeowners first opened fire, but the two attempted robbers were possibly hit by friendly fire according to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Three people were injured in the shooting and taken to the hospital, two of which are in serious condition.

The two suspects will likely recover from their injuries. One person inside the home was hit by a fragment, according to the newspaper.

A dozen people were inside the house at the time, but the newspaper reports that none of them were hit.

The Post-Gazette also reports that one of the attempted robbers may have shot himself in the leg while reloading and that he may have shot hit partner in the face, as well.

Police say one of the victims was found at a home on Frankstown Road.

From the home invasion, police recovered a number of weapons, including an AK-47.

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