Man Shot in Pittsburg Home Intrusion

Published 07/21 2014 02:36PM

Updated 07/21 2014 07:59PM

PITTSBURG, KS. --- Just after 4:30am, Saturday, July 19, Crawford County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported home intrusion in the block of 250 Street.

Deputies found a juvenile male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his right shoulder lying in a ditch in that location. The victim, who resides at 153 S. 250 St., reported he heard a noise in the house and got up to investigate. The victim says he found two home intruders in the living room. The suspects were described as males wearing black clothing and masks.

The suspects fled on foot and the victim gave chase, armed with a handgun. The victim says gunfire was exchanged with the fleeing suspects, resulting in him being shot in the shoulder. The victim’s mother was on scene and attending to the victim’s wound prior to deputies’ arrival. The mother stated that she was woken by the victim’s warning of an intruder in the house.

A foot search for suspects was conducted by Sheriff’s Deputies and Pittsburg Police Department’s canine unit. Deputies also utilized thermal imaging technology in the search. No suspects were located.

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office at 620-724-8274.

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