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Burlington homeowner shot in hand after walking outside to check out weird noise

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BURLINGTON, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan State Police spent hours overnight trying to track down a suspect accused of shooting a homeowner in Calhoun County.

It happened at a home on J Drive South near 6 1/2 Mile road in Burlington after 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Troopers said a man who lives at the home heard a loud noise at his front door, so he grabbed his shotgun and went outside to go check things out. When he got outside, MSP said the suspect started firing at the victim, shooting him in the hand.

Sources told Newschannel 3 the homeowner fired back with his own gun, but it is unclear if the suspect was hit.

Troopers did a K9 track in the area overnight, but did not find anyone. They said they are looking for a man who was wearing blue jeans, a gray t-shirt and a black ski mask.

The homeowner is being treated at the hospital, but it is unclear how badly he is hurt.

Stay with Newschannel 3 for updates.

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