Dog shot during home invasion

ST. LOUIS – A dog was injured by a gunshot during a home invasion Tuesday morning.

St. Louis police say someone was trying to kick in a back door of a home in the 3100 block of Oregon in the Benton Park West neighborhood just before 5:30 a.m.

NewsChannel 5 has learned the intruder forced his way inside four-unit building and made his way up some stairs. The resident of the home fired five to seven shots. The suspect ran from the scene. The victim says he thinks he might recognize the suspect's voice but isn't certain.

It is unknown if the intruder was struck by gunfire. He remains at large.

The victim was not injured. Authorities say a dog was shot and injured by the crossfire and ran away from the home.


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