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Husband and wife shot while trying to fend off burglars

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Atlanta police said a husband and wife sustained gunshot wounds while trying to drive off would-be burglars at their home early Wednesday morning. The shooting happened in the driveway of their house at 3082 Dawson Lane.

Cap. Tim Peek of the Atlanta Police Department said the homeowners came out to confront three suspects, as they tried to steal the family's Chevy Tahoe. The husband was armed with a gun, and exchanged fire with the suspects, according to Peek. The wife also came out to help her husband fight off the suspects, using a baseball bat.

The suspects got away without stealing the vehicle, though there were several gunshots in the windshield by the time the shootout was over.

According to Peek, the victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and are in stable condition.

The husband suffered two gunshot wounds to the upper back. His wife suffered two gunshot wounds to the legs.

Police do not have a description of the suspects.

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