The man, 35, and his wife, 43, were disturbed by the break-in at Grange Farm Cottage, Melton in the Welby area of Leicestershire, near Melton Mowbray, on Sunday at 12:26am.The cottage lies off a side road off Welby Lane. The side road leads to St Bartholomew’s Church, 150 yards away.
It is understood the man grabbed a shotgun, which was legally owned, and shot two of the four intruders before calling police.The couple were arrested in Melton on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said that shortly after the force received the call, around 12.30am, the ambulance service were called to treat a man with shotgun injuries. It is understood that call was made by one of the suspected burglars.
Later, a second man was treated for shotgun injuries after presenting himself at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Their injuries are not life threatening.The two men along with two others have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.