News Claim: A message viral on social media claimed that an 11-year-old girl armed with a shotgun defend her home from two illegal alien invaders by shooting them.

Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26,
probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11-year-old
Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home.

It seems these crooks never learned two things:

  1. They were in Montana.
  2. Patricia had been a clay-shooting champion since she was nine.
    Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the
    front door of the house. She quickly ran to her
    father's room and grabbed his 12-gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.
    Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor, only to be the
    first to catch a near point blank blast of
    buckshot from the 11-year-old's knee-crouch aim. He suffered fatal
    wounds to his abdomen and genitals.
    When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left
    shoulder and staggered out into the street where he
    bled to death before medical help could arrive.
    It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen
    45-caliber handgun he took during another home invasion robbery.
    That victim, 50-year-old David 0'Burien, was not so lucky. He died
    from stab wounds to the chest.
    Ever wonder why good stuff never makes NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news?
    An 11-year-old girl, properly trained, defended her home, and herself
    against two murderous,
    illegal immigrants and she wins.
    She is still alive. Now THAT is Gun Control!
    Thought for the day: Calling an illegal alien an undocumented
    immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist.'

* Received this in an email and thought I’d share it with all of you!

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Facts Check: False

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Facts Check Analysis: The viral message has been shared by more than 1000 times on the social media and has over 2000 likes. Orginally published in 2006 and shared over the years.

The message went viral again in March, 2019 and is shared constantly over social media. Many users claimed of its authenticity, while many doubting if it is true.

Published fact check in website mtstandard

The bogus story has been circulating for the past year on Internet blogs and Web sites concerning a girl shooting two men who broke into her Butte home in November 2006

According to the fabricated story, an 11-year-old Butte girl shot two “illegal aliens” with a shotgun after they broke into her home. The shooting supposedly took place on Nov. 5, 2006, according to Internet posts.

When asked about the authenticity of the events described in this story, Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff John Walsh told The Montana Standard in an earlier interview that his office never investigated such an incident.

“This never happened,” Walsh said.

It is a hoax and no information is available on internet regarding this.

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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