Father Shoots Two Teens Allegedly Trying to Rob Car with Two Babies Inside

A baby sits in her car seat
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A father shot and wounded two suspects who allegedly tried to rob his SUV Monday morning while his wife and two babies were inside the vehicle.

Newsweek reports that the incident occurred just after midnight on Monday. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez indicates the robbery suspects were both 16 years old.

The suspects allegedly walked up to the SUV and opened one of the vehicle’s doors near where the baby was sitting:

Gonzalez tweeted, “The adult male feared for the safety of his family and fired shots and struck both suspects. The wife was driving and drove away after the shooting to get away from the suspects.”

Newsweek quoted Harris County Sergeant J. Wheeler giving a similar account. “One of the parents inside the vehicle, as the suspects were attempting to enter, one of the parents fired off several rounds and shot both of the male suspects.”

FOX News reports that the father responded by shooting both teens, who were thereafter taken to a hospital in private vehicles and are in “stable and fair condition,” according to Gonzalez.

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