OROSI, Calif. (CBS/AP) — A Central California man shot and killed an intruder, and sent another to the hospital while defending his younger siblings, according to police.

The 22-year-old man who defended his family was also shot in the early morning gun battle, but was expected to survive. Investigators continued to search for one or two more suspects, according to KSFN.

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The man was asleep at the home in rural Tulare County when he heard someone breaking into the home, according to Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux . He heard somebody kicking down the door and took his siblings—ages 8 to 18 — into another room, grabbed a gun and the shooting started.

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Deputies found one of the intruders dead on the front driveway, and Boudreaux says another was dropped off at a hospital and remained in serious condition.

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