Alton Police are investigating a reported home invasion and shooting on Tuesday night in the 1100 block of Highland Avenue. A man who lived at the home was injured after the two assailants forced their way into the residence and shot him once. The victim was able to push the men back out of the house, and they fled the scene.
Police report the victim is in stable condition at a hospital in St. Louis. The incident took place Tuesday about 10:30pm when the two armed men barged into the house and shot the man in the abdomen. Authorities do not feel the incident was random, but have not named any suspects in the case. The incident is similar to one that took place on Highland Avenue earlier this month, but in that case it was the suspect who was shot and injured. Police do not believe the two incidents are related.