- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SWANNANOA, N.C. (AP) - The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who shot a woman with her own gun after he tried to break into her home.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (https://avlne.ws/1u4LDww) deputies and state Highway Patrol troopers searched for the man after the shooting, but he has not been apprehended.

Sheriff Van Duncan said the woman was at home alone when she confronted the man on the front porch of the home on Tuesday. Duncan said the two struggled before the woman was shot in the leg.

Duncan said the woman was taken to Mission Hospital for treatment. He said the man left the gun behind.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com

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