SHARON — A home invasion Tuesday night in Sharon left one man injured and another in critical condition.
Police responded to a call in the 700 or 800 block of Linden Street at 9:58 p.m. after reports of a loud disturbance and possible gunshots.
When officers arrived, residents told police that a man had suffered a gunshot wound, according to a Sharon Police Department press release.
The 26-year-old resident was taken to Sharon Regional Medical Center by private vehicle before police arrived on the scene, Sharon police Capt. Travis Martwinski said.
“It did not seem that he would be admitted for very long,” Martwinski said.
Although the incident is still under investigation, police said the man was at home when more than one individual entered the house with their faces partially covered. The victim and the intruders struggled over at least one gun, which led to the shots being fired.
Police are still trying to piece together how the home invasion took place, how many intruders there were and whether the shooting was intentional or unintentional, Martwinski said.
Nothing appears to have been taken from the residence, police said. A friend of the homeowner, who was in the house at the time and who drove the victim to Sharon Regional Medical Center for treatment, is not believed to be a suspect in the crime.
“We believe that they had a legitimate reason to be there,” Martwinski said.
Later that evening, at 10:11 p.m., a 21-year-old Farrell man checked into UPMC Horizon in Farrell for a gunshot wound and other serious injuries. Sharon police said he was flown to another facility for treatment.
As of about 3 p.m. Wednesday, police said the Farrell man was in “critical but stable” condition.
Martwinski said the man is suspected of being involved in the home invasion, although police haven’t made contact with him because he was transferred to another hospital.
Sharon police refused to identify either the suspect or the victim, saying the incident is still under investigation.
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