TRUSSVILlE, AL (WBRC) - A man was shot by intruders when he arrived at his Grayson Valley home Thursday afternoon.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the 1800 block of Pebble Lake Drive around 2:45 p.m.
According to authorities, the homeowner came home and confronted two men as they were leaving his home. During the confrontation, the homeowner was shot. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries. No word on his condition or his identity.
We’re told the homeowner went to a neighbor’s house to ask for help. While doing so, the two suspects ran from the scene on foot.
“I was coming up the street and I saw someone on my porch, and at that time of the day you think someone is trying to sell you something, and normally it is," the neighbor said. "So, I doubled back and come up the street and I said, ‘OK, he will be gone when I get back.’ When I get back, I see he is on the neighbor’s porch and I actually see blood.That was something that you only see in the movies. It was a lot of blood.
“I said, ‘I don’t have anything in my house to help,’ that’s when I ran to CVS to get Band-Aids and gauze. When I came back, the street was shut down.”
Investigators say they were provided a description of the men and deputies are searching for them.
We’re also told evidence was obtained at the scene that could help lead to the identification of the offenders.