Mascoutah police investigating home invasion, burglary - KMOV.com

Mascoutah police investigating home invasion, burglary

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(KMOV.com) – Mascoutah police officers are looking for a suspect who allegedly broke into a home and shot the victim.

The incident happened on South Market Street around 1:36 a.m. Investigators do not believe the shooting was random and the victim, a 51-year-old man, was shot inside the home.

"It's kind of sad. We are all supposed to get along," said Samantha Pannier, a resident in the area of the break-in. "Everybody is everyone is so nice and friendly. When something like this happens, it's scary."

The victim had just moved into the home. He was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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