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Resident Shot With Own Rifle During Home Invasion In Central California

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A stack of rifles is seen during a gun buy back program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A stack of rifles is seen during a gun buy back program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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KINGSBURG, Calif. (CBS/AP) — Investigators say a home invasion robber struggled with an armed Central California resident and shot the man several times with his own rifle.

The 29-year-old Kingsburg man managed to walk to a next-door apartment for help despite leg, back and groin wounds.

He’s hospitalized with non-life threatening wounds.

A woman and three men forced their way into the man’s apartment early Monday.

He was apparently targeted because he was seen earlier with a large amount of cash.

Kings County sheriff’s investigators say the man reached for his .22-caliber rifle but he was immediately attacked and unable to get off a shot.

One of the robbers stabbed him in the hand.

The rifle was then snatched and one of the intruders shot him.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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