KINGSBURG -- 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.

The Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/YfZ2k9 ) says 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.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com



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