The Tucson Police Department in Arizona is investigating a shooting that left two 18-year-old men dead early Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Police said a woman called 911 to report a shooting at her home on the 4600 block of East Duncan Street, KOLD News 13 reported.
The woman, who was alone in the home, said she was awoken around 3:45 a.m. by a noise coming from the rear of her house and discovered two men who were trying to force their way into her home. She confronted and shot them with a handgun, according to authorities.
First responders found two men in the backyard with obvious gunshot wounds and pronounced one of the men died at the scene and the other died shortly after arriving at a hospital.
The woman was not injured in the incident, police said.
Police identified the men as Corey Teixeira and Ali Mohamed, both 18.
Police said the case appears to be narcotics-related. Investigators are working to determine whether the shootings were in self-defense, KMOV4 reported.
At this time, it is unknown if the woman will face any charges in connection to the shooting.
More than two dozens states, including Arizona, have passed “stand your ground” laws that give people the right to use deadly force to defend themselves without any requirement to evade or retreat from a dangerous situation.
Anyone with more information is encouraged to call Tucson police at 88-CRIME.