Blaine police: Woman shot after homeowners interrupt burglary, gifts found at the door

Blaine police are searching for a person who they say burglarized a home and injured a woman after shooting at the homeowners.

According to Blaine police, officers were called to a home on the 8800 block of Jackson Street Northeast for a report of an interrupted burglary and a shooting around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Homeowners told police they noticed a light on in a room they typically don’t leave on when they arrived home and saw a man run out their door when they pulled into their garage.

That’s when police say the male homeowner chased the burglar through the yard.

Officials say the man then turned and fired his gun in the direction of the homeowners, and the one round hit the male homeowner’s pant leg but didn’t injure him. However, it then continued and hit the female homeowner in the leg.

She was taken to an area hospital for a non-life-threatening injury.

Officers then went into the home and found it ransacked, as well as all of the Christmas presents piled up near the door.

While a perimeter was found and a K-9 track was started, the suspect was not found. He is described as a 6-foot, 3-inch male who was wearing all black clothing.