A Georgia homeowner fatally shot three masked teens, at least one of whom was armed, during a failed robbery attempt early Monday, authorities said, NBC news reported.
The three boys, one 15 and the other two 16, were shot outside a home in Conyers, about 30 miles east of Atlanta, according to Rockdale County Sheriff's deputies.
Two of the boys died at a hospital while the third was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The teens, at least one of whom was armed, still had masks on when first responders arrived.
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Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said the incident could be a case of "stand your ground" defense "based on the preliminary (information) that we have learned so far."