Published Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | 10:16 a.m.
Updated Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | 2:35 p.m.
An attempted home invasion late Tuesday in North Las Vegas resulted in an exchange of gunfire and a woman and an intruder being shot.
Police said someone tried to enter a home shortly before midnight in the 4100 block of Karma Drive, between West Craig and Alexander roads, when the homeowner opened fire. The intruder fired back and injured the woman, authorities said.
Officers were dispatched to the home at 11:52 p.m. and upon arrival found a 31-year-old North Las Vegas resident with gunshot wounds to her leg. The injured woman said she had exchanged gunfire with unidentified men who had entered her home and threatened to shoot her 14-year-old son.
The boy wasn’t injured.
Police found a blood trail that left the residence and ended in the street in front of the house.
Sgt. Tim Bedwell of the North Las Vegas Police Department said he isn't sure who fired first.
He said the woman suffered a minor non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to University Medical Center. At the hospital, officers were notified a male gunshot victim had recently arrived to be treated who matched the description of one of the suspects.
His injuries are described as serious but non-life threatening.
Authorities said they do not know if the woman knew the intruder. Bedwell said an arrest hasn’t been made in the case.