15 year old uses gun to protect himself and his 12 year old sister

This story should be longer than just 161 words. Given that the media perceives these stories as incredibly rare, doesn't this meet the criteria of newsworthiness?

The teenage son of a Harris County deputy constable shot a burglar this afternoon who tried to break into their home, authorities said.
The boy, 15, and his sister, 12, were alone about 2:45 p.m. when someone tried to kick open the front door then soon after the back door of their home in the 2600 block of Royal Place Court, officials said.
Their father was at work at the time, said officials with the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office.
When one of the suspected burglars kicked open a window, the boy grabbed a rifle and fired. Both burglars then fled, officials said.
Soon after the shooting, a man showed up at Tomball Methodist Hospital with a gunshot wound. He is being questioned by investigators. There was no information about the second suspect, who remains at large, officials said.
The children were not injured during the ordeal, officials said.
Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Department have launched an investigation.

Thanks to Brian Shelley and Jeff Yager for the link.



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