Austin Man Shot in Leg Sunday Morning

Police are investigating an apparent home invasion and shooting in Austin that occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on Sunday.
Officers with the Austin Police Department responded to 970 North First Street in Austin to a man that had been shot. When officers arrived they found a male victim shot in the leg.
When officers asked the victim what happened he stated he and a female were asleep when someone allegedly made forced entry into the home and started shooting a firearm at them, striking him in the leg.
The victim stated he along with the female escaped out of a window in the home and ran to a nearby residence for help. When the police arrived the shooter had already left the scene.
According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin, there was not a definite description of the alleged shooter.
“All names in this incident are being withheld for investigative reasons,” said Goodin. “The wound of the male victim is not life threatening.”
At the request of the Austin Police Department, Indiana State Police Detectives and Indiana State Police Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene and assumed the investigation, Goodin said.
“We do not feel that this was a random shooting. The public should not feel threatened,” said Goodin. “We have reason to believe that the home and victim were targeted.”
The investigation is continuing, he said.