A 12-year-old supposedly shot and killed a house intruder through an armed robbery early Saturday from North Carolina, authorities said.
A resident of this flat was also captured by the masked intruders through the episode, according to the Goldsboro Police Department.
Officers responding to a report of a shooting in the flat shortly before 1 a.m. found among those inhabitants, a 73-year-old girl, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, authorities said.
Another individual suffering from an apparent gunshot wound was discovered in a intersection half a block from the apartment, authorities said.
The two shooting victims were brought to a nearby hospital, in which Herring died from his injuries, according to authorities.
Preliminary evidence indicates that Herring was supposedly among two masked suspects that"forced their way" to the flat,"required money" and taken the older resident, the Goldsboro Police Department stated.
The 12-year-old, described by authorities as an occupant of the house, then supposedly shot in the suspects in self-defense,"causing them to flee the region," the division said.
Charges against the juvenile shot aren't expected, the department stated.
The police department isn't releasing any extra info regarding the scenario, a spokesperson told ABC News Saturday.
An investigation to the armed robbery and shootings is penalized.