1 man dead, another injured after failed home invasion in Henrico County

shooting generic

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One man is dead and another is injured after they were shot while fleeing from an attempted home invasion in Henrico County.

Henrico Police were called to the area of the 8800 block of Three Chopt Road early Saturday morning to investigate a male body lying in the grass nearby.

Upon arrival of rescue personnel, an adult male was found on the ground with wounds consistent with a shooting. Shortly thereafter, another male was located with gunshot wounds.

Both were transported to an area hospital, where one male succumbed to his wounds.

While police were on scene, information developed that the two individuals injured from the shooting had fled from a home invasion.

The victims from the home invasion attempt thwart off the would-be robbers by discharging their firearm at the intruders, striking both of them.

Henrico Police Detectives have collected evidence and conducted interviews to aid in determining what occurred during this incident.

This is an ongoing investigation at this time and no charges have been placed.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.

Never miss another Facebook post from 8News

Find 8News on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; send your news tips to iReport8@wric.com.