Dad Tells Children to Hide in Car Before He Shoots Intruder

June 25, 2018 Updated: June 25, 2018

Two young girls got the fright of their lives after their father told them to hide in the car while he checked their home in Petersburg, Virginia, on June 21.

Moments later, the girls heard shots being fired.

The family told reporters they had noticed something was wrong when they arrived home after a trip to the store.

“My dad told me that the TV was gone and then he told me to get back in the car,” the 8-year-old, whose identity was not revealed, told WTVR. “I took my sister to the car and then when I got in the car, I told her to lay down in the seat.”

When her father came out of the house, all the child could hear was shooting.

“Then one of the boys ran over there, and two came out here, and that boy shot at my dad, and my dad shot back,” she told WTVR.

No one was hit, but the bullets hit the home and a neighbor’s home.

Police found an important piece of evidence at the scene.

“A gun was found at the front door, whoever was one of the persons leaving out the house, dropped his gun,” the girls’ grandmother said.

Two Xbox video game systems and two television sets are now missing, according to the family.

Anyone with information should call Petersburg Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.

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