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The homeowner was shot in the leg during the violent home invasion about 4 a.m. Sunday in the 5600 block of Northeast Oaks Ridge Lane
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -
A Lee's Summit man is recovering after a terrifying attack at his own home.
The homeowner was shot in the leg during the violent home invasion about 4 a.m. Sunday in the 5600 block of Northeast Oaks Ridge Lane, located southwest of Missouri 291 and U.S. Highway 40.
Police said the man woke up to a noise at his back door. When he went to go check on it, he found three men breaking into his home. A fight then broke out, police said.
Neighbors said they heard between four and six gunshots. According to police, one of those struck the homeowner, leaving him with minor injuries. The suspects then took off without taking anything.
Lee's Summit police are interviewing the victim and witnesses to gather possible suspect descriptions. The motive for the burglary is still under investigation.
The home invasion has neighbors, like Joanne Martinez, worried about their safety.
"They are thinking now that they're going to have to get video cameras in front of their house to make sure it doesn't happen to them," she said. "When it happens in your backyard, it is a little scary, but overall it think the neighborhood is safe. It was an isolated incident."
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lee's Summit Police Department at 816-969-1700.
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Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:00:37 GMT
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