- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a northern Los Angeles County resident shot and wounded a man who broke into her home.

The Sheriff’s Department says the break-in occurred around 2 a.m. Monday in rural Castaic.

A department statement says the man appeared to have forced entry through a rear door.

The resident armed herself with a handgun and, after a short confrontation with the man, fired a shot that hit the suspect in the chest.

Deputies arrived and rendered aid until paramedics arrived.

The suspect was hospitalized in fair condition and is under investigation for burglary.

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