Victim, suspect fired shots during home burglary in Powderly

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- Birmingham Police are investigating after a person was shot during a burglary in the Powderly community on Tuesday.

Police responded to the 2100 block of Powderly Avenue. Authorities originally reported the incident as a home invasion, but have since confirmed that it was a burglary. 

The victim arrived home to find a male suspect standing in the hall of his residence. Both the victim and the suspect fired shots at each other. 

The victim was transported to the hospital by private vehicle with non-life threatening injuries. An initial report described the injuries as life-threatening. 

According to detectives, there is a person of interest but that person is not in custody at this time. 

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