Chris Peters/CBS Atlanta- Officers investigate a double shooting at a Stockbridge home Tuesday evening.
HENRY COUNTY, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
A father and son were shot after walking in on two masked gunmen burglarizing their Henry County home Tuesday night.
It happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 1200-block of Edison Drive, near Flat Rock Road.
"If I came in and saw somebody in my house, I'd freak out," said Berkeley Harris who lives nearby.
Police identified the victims as Ronnie Cantrell Sr., 68, and Ronnie Cantrell, Jr., 42. Both victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and underwent surgery. As of Wednesday morning, the father was listed in critical condition. The son suffered non-life threatening injuries.
"It's upsetting to hear something like that would happen within this neighborhood. And it's really sad, and I hope everybody's okay, and our prayers go out to the family," said Eric Meland, a neighbor.
Police said one homeowner returned fire, wounding one of the suspects. Police identified that suspect after he arrived at Piedmont Henry seeking treatment for his wound. They said they also have three other suspects and are following up on leads. They believe the men were driving a 2013 Black Kia Rio, which has been recovered. Police have not released the suspects' names.
They also said one of the burglars had a shotgun.
Police were trying to determine what, if anything, was stolen from the home.
Copyright 2012 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:52:07 GMT
Newton County Animal Control confirms that a fox bit two children on the playground of Rocky Plains Elementary School around 11 a.m. Officials set up a trap in the area, but the fox has not been caught. CBSMore >
Newton County Animal Control confirms that a fox bit two children on the playground of Rocky Plains Elementary School at about 11 a.m.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:39:41 GMT
A Decatur woman who was out with friends in Nashville, Tennessee during a bachelorette party is recovering at the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta, after being hit by a suspected drunk driver the nightMore >
A Decatur woman who was out with friends in Nashville, Tennessee during a bachelorette party is recovering at the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta, after being hit by a suspected drunk driver the night of the party.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 7:39 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:39:32 GMT
Palmetto police department is investigating an attempted abduction that occurred Wednesday afternoon. A 13 year old male got off of the school bus along Carlton Road and stated to police that a man approachedMore >
Palmetto Police Department is investigating an attempted abduction that occurred Wednesday afternoon. More >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:53:40 GMT
It only took a Fulton County jury one hour to reach a guilty verdict against Michael Parson, 40. Prosecutors said Michael Parson shot his wife Adina eight times outside their Sandy Springs home in AprilMore >
Jurors sentenced the Sandy Springs man found guilty of attempted murder to a maximum of 35 years in jail.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 2:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 06:31:07 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >
The judge has declared a mistrial in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial. The jury announced late Thursday afternoon that they could not reach a unanimous decision on life or death for Arias.More >