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Homeowner Shoots Intruder in the Chest

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A Raleigh County shooting is under investigation after a homeowner allegedly takes the law into their own hands.

At 6 a.m. Monday morning Raleigh County Sheriff's Captain Mitch Barley said a male in his early 20's attempted to break into a home on Haley Hill Drive in Fairdale.

Captain Barley said when the homeowner opened the door the intruder attempted to hit the person with a club and then the homeowner shot the intruder in the chest.

The alleged intruder is currently receiving treatment at Raleigh General Hospital.

Barley said he believes he will recover.

No names have been released at this time.

The case is currently under investigation and no charges have been filed.