BLAINE, Minn. (WCCO) — Police say a Blaine couple was shot while walking into their home Wednesday night by a fleeing thief who tried to steal their Christmas presents.
It happened at about 8 p.m. at a home on the 1800 block of Jackson Street. Police say the homeowners had left for an hour, and when they returned and entered their home, a burglar ran out and fired a single shot at them, striking each in the leg.
Police say their injuries are not life threatening, and they’re in stable condition Wednesday night at an area hospital.
Police say they set up a perimeter in the area, but the suspect is still at large. Investigators don’t believe the homeowners were singled out for any reason. The thief fled without any of their presents.
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