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Here’s an odd self-defense tale out of San Jose:

A man who lives at this house told police that someone had shot at his house and was trying to break in. He says he got his own gun, fired back in the direction of the shots, and called 911.

When police arrived the intruder was gone, apparently having sped off in a car with at least one other person.

A short time later, a man was dropped off at a hospital with at least one gunshot wound and he died.

“After further investigation, they determined that the subject at hospital was related to incident that occurred here on Pine Ridge Way,” Officer Albert Morales said.

Police say there is evidence someone fired on the house, but they only have the resident’s version of events.

In general, it’s a horrible idea to shoot at sounds (“in the direct of the shots”), but the homeowner got lucky, and managed to hit someone attempting to gain entry. Good for him, right?

But that’s not the whole story.

The Mercury News chimes in, indicating that the second suspect was shot by the homeowner as well, and is being treated:

Law-enforcement sources said police have identified at least one other suspect in the case, a man who was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound after being tracked to a location in South San Jose. The man, who is expected to survive, is believed to have been wounded by the same gunfire that killed the first man.

So the homeowner shot at the sound of gunfire, and scored two hits?

Who taught him to shoot, Daniel Kish?

Police are still trying to sort out the details of the bizarre case at the moment, but it appears at the moment that if anyone will be charged for the death of the home invader, it will likely be his accomplice.

Nice shooting, Bat-Man.