Two injured, two being sought in Statesville home invasion


Site of Statesville shooting.
Site of Statesville shooting. WBTV

A Statesville resident stabbed an intruder after being shot in their home early Monday morning.

Statesville police say a total of three people tried to break into a home on Oakland Avenue around 1:30 a.m.

"Through the initial investigation, it was discovered that 3 suspects forcibly entered the residence through the front door, and one suspect had began shooting," police say, striking the resident.

The shooter was stabbed as the resident and another family member tried to defend themselves, police say. That's when officials say the other two involved, described only as young black males, fled the scene.

Three others inside the home at the time were not hurt.

One intruder and the resident both went to Wake Forest Baptist and are in surgery. Their names and conditions have not been released.

Police say they are still searching for the other two people involved.