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Las Vegas homeowner shoots, wounds intruder

Updated June 29, 2017 - 5:44 pm

A Las Vegas homeowner shot an intruder twice Thursday morning during an attempted burglary, police said.

About 2 a.m., a homeowner on the 7700 block of Pyrenees Lane, near Blue Diamond Road, awoke to the sound of glass breaking and retrieved a handgun, the Metropolitan Police Department said. He fired several shots at a male intruder, striking him twice.

The intruder fled before officers arrived, Metro said. University Medical Center later reported to police that a person with two gunshot wounds had arrived at its emergency room.

The injuries were not considered life-threatening, Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said.

A juvenile will be charged with conspiracy to commit home invasion in connection to the incident, Meltzer said.

Contact Rachel Hershkovitz at rhershkovitz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @rzhershkovitz on Twitter.

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