WILTON — Police are investigating a home invasion on Main Street Monday night when a resident fired a shotgun and the invaders fled, Wilton Police Chief Dennis Brown said.

Their work Tuesday included checking with area hospitals for anyone with a gunshot wound, Detective Richard Billian said. No patients were found and it’s still unknown if the person was wounded.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday night, the resident heard a noise at the back door of the home. He walked to it and saw someone had a hand through an exterior door on a porch leading into the house. The door had a hook latch on the inside and the suspect was ripping the door open, Brown said.

The resident yelled for him to stop and told his elderly mother to call police.

He went back to the door with a shotgun, warned the intruder that he had a gun but the person continued in his efforts to break the latch. The resident shot one round from the shotgun toward the door and the suspect fled up the hill to Curve Street and left in a dark-colored SUV-type vehicle.

The resident did not recognize the intruders but saw the person run for the vehicle where others apparently waited, Billian said. Police believe it was a random attack.

There was no sign that anyone was injured and neither were the residents of the home, Brown said.

A canine tracking team from Franklin County Sheriff’s Department was called in but did not find anything. Police do have a couple people of interest and are continuing their investigation, Brown said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Wilton department at 645-3876.

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