Horrified young mother who found stranger in her child's bedroom shoots him dead
A YOUNG mother has shot dead a man she discovered hiding in her child's bedroom.
The incident occurred in the US state of Oregon yesterday.
The 33-year-old mother found the man in the child's bedroom at around 1.30am, where she shot him dead.
She then called the police and told them she had shot an intruder in her home.
She had been out with her two children, aged 5 and 10, prior to arriving home to discover the man.
Police are investigating the incident in which the 59-year-old man died.
A spokesperson for Mulnomah County District Attorney's office said the mother has not been arrested and is fully cooperating with the investigation.
The autopsy of the intruder is due to be held today.