The intruders were confronted by the homeowner, at which time one of the intruders fired a gun at him.The homeowner was shot once in the leg, but it was a minor injury and he was treated at the scene.
The homeowner returned fire at the suspects using a handgun, [state police spokesman Cpl. John W. Barnett Jr.] said.
After several shots were fired the intruders fled without taking anything from the home.
A 22-year-old woman and two children, ages two and 11, were also home during the incident. They were not injured.Self-defense is a human right.