Another individual learned the hard way overnight that home invasion is a very dumb career choice.

  A police officer heard shots late last night on the city's east side.

  He rushed to a home in the 1900 block of Hays Street and saw a man shooting at a house there.

  Police say three masked men attempted to force their way into the home, but after they got inside, they were confronted by the homeowner, who had a gun of his own and wasn't afraid to use it.

  Police say the homeowner hit one of the home invaders, who was rushed to the hospital.

  The other two men turned tail and tried to outrun the bullets.

  They are still are large.

  No word on why the men were breaking into the home or what, if any, was their relationship with the homeowner.