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Burglary suspect shot during alleged break-in

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(WMC-TV) - A burglary suspect was taken to The MED after police say he was shot trying to break into a home.

The reported break-in happened on the 1400 block of North Parkway in Midtown.

The street was blocked off Wednesday afternoon as police surrounded Diana Wong's home.

"I was just sitting in class and got a couple phone calls from my mom," she said. "I've never had any problems before."

She continued, "This is the first time anyone's tried to break in."

By the time police showed up on the scene around 11:30 a.m., someone inside the home already shot the man reportedly trying to break in.

"You know, I'm just sitting here doing regular housework and all of a sudden there's an ambulance and someone comes out on a stretcher," said Jessica Mejia, who lives nearby. "It's just mind blowing."

Investigators took the two people who were home at the time to 201 Poplar for questioning. Their roommate says she's rattled.

"I mean it's uh... obviously terrifying," said Wong. "I mean, I just. I just wanna speak to my roommates and make sure everything is okay."

While Wong will not feel at ease until she sees them again, her grandfather hopes some answers will help alleviate the initial shock.

"I just wanna know. I just wanna know what's happening," said Ngsia Pham.

The man who was shot is in critical condition at The MED.

No charges have been filed in the case at this point.

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