According to investigators, about 11:45 p.m., the homeowner heard a commotion outside, looked through the peep hole, opened the front door and saw multiple suspects running toward him. The homeowner, who was armed, fired multiple shots.
One suspect was hit and taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in serious condition.
"I feel safer living next to him," said next door neighbor Michael Wilson. "So if anything happens to us, I'll make sure to call him."
Police are searching for up to three other suspects who took off from the scene after the shooting.
Investigators are still not sure if the family was targeted, or if it was a random act.