Home invasion leads to gun battle south of Atlanta

EAST POINT (AP) -- Three people are hospitalized in critical condition after a home invasion led to a gun battle in East Point, just south of Atlanta.

Police say an occupant of the home opened fire on at least two men who broke into his townhome at the Regency Park Apartments shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.

The suspects fired back at the home's occupant.

Authorities say the man and two suspects were hit multiple times in the gunfire.

Police said the suspects ran from the home and collapsed about 70 yards away.