Homeowner shot by intruder

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Marion, Ind. (WISH) – Marion police continue their search for a man and a woman responsible for a home invasion.

It happened at in the 1000 block of West 10th Street in Marion on Sunday afternoon.

The homeowner called police after she was shot by the intruder.

While on the phone with police and in pain, she was able to tell them what happened.

24-Hour News 8 obtained the 911 call the victim made to police.

Here’s a portion of the 911 call:

Victim: I was shot.

Dispatcher: You were shot?

Victim: I was shot

Victim: (cries)

Dispatcher: I’ve got an ambulance coming to you. I just need you to stay calm. I know it hurts, but I need you to stay calm.

Dispatcher: Are you in your house?

Victim: Yes.

Dispatcher: I need you to calm down hun. Who was it that shot you, do you know?

Victim: I don’t know. Two people came into my house. A girl and a guy. (Cries)

Dispatcher: A male and a female.

Victim: Yes.

Dispatcher: Are your kids right there with you?

Victim: Yes

Dispatcher: Ok, I just need you to do the best you can to stay calm and keep your kids calm, ok.”

Police are calling the victim brave and lucky to be alive after she made that 911 call. She was shot in the leg and has since been released from a Fort Wayne hospital. Investigators said two people broke into her home while she and her two children, a 4 year-old boy and a 1 year-old girl, were inside when it happened. They were not hurt.

“She handled it very well, but she of course she was concerned her own safety and the safety of her children,” said Marion Police Department Capt. Steve Scott.

Scott said the robbers came in through the victims unlocked back door.

“She had struggled with the male suspect while trying to call 911 and that’s when she was shot,” he said.

Scott said police don’t believe the crime was random. But, neighbors were still concerned.

“It definitely make you feel fluked; It’s just weird, Especially broad daylight, middle of the afternoon. What are people thinking of,” said Randy Weikal of Marion.

“It don’t happen around here like that, you know,” said Kevin Lomely of Marion.

Kevin Lomely knows the victim. He’s shocked by the random crime.

“It’s pretty bizarre, but right in the middle of the day. That’s what got me and her two kids were there with her; young kids,” Lomely said.

Marion police are looking for a man and a woman they said were wearing masks. The victim was able to give police a name. She said one of the suspects called to the other one during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Marion Police Department at 765-662-9981.

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