Wichita burglar wounded Tuesday afternoon

Authorities say a Wichita homeowner shot and wounded a suspected burglar after finding her inside his home with several other people.

The Wichita Eagle reports that that the woman was taken to a hospital with what police described as non-life threatening injuries after the Tuesday afternoon shooting in the western part of the city.

Wichita police Lt. Joe Kennedy says a homeowner fired one shot after arriving at his house and finding four or five people inside. The people inside then fled, and the wounded woman was found about 4.5 miles away from the home.

Kennedy says the homeowner is cooperating with the investigation, and detectives have yet to determine whether there was any property loss. There is no known prior connection between the homeowner and suspected burglars.

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