DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities say a NASCAR team owner shot at three people who broke into his North Carolina home.
News outlets report Davidson County Sheriff David Grice says no one was injured and nothing was taken from the house of Richard Childress on Sunday night.
Childress is CEO and chairman of Richard Childress Racing and a former NASCAR driver.
The sheriff's office says the three intruders had their faces covered and appeared to be armed. They broke a window next to a doorknob, activating an alarm.
Childress, who was home with his wife, grabbed his gun and fired at the intruders, who fled.
Grice says it's unclear if Childress was specifically targeted. He says the North Carolina Castle Doctrine permits people to defend themselves against this kind of intrusion.
Childress initially offered a $10,000 reward for information. Others later chipped in and the reward is now $50,000.
Read more top trending stories on wsoctv.com:
- NASCAR legendary owner Richard Childress shoots at home intruders
- 2 sleeping children hit by bullets when gunman shoots into apartment
- Newton reacts to reports of Diddy's interest in buying Panthers
- WATCH: Keith Monday's Thursday forecast outlook
- Aldi recalls some apples due to possible listeria contamination