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San Jose Homeowner Shot, Injured by Burglary Suspects: Police

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    A man shot and wounded by one of three burglary suspects at his home in a quiet South San Jose neighborhood late Thursday morning is expected to survive, police said. Scott Budman reports. (Published Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015)

    A man shot and wounded by one of three burglary suspects at his home in a quiet South San Jose neighborhood late Thursday morning is expected to survive, police said.

    The man, 29-year-old Albert Soumountha, notified police that he was shot outside his home on the 300 block of Greenpark Way around 11:40 a.m., police Lt. Mike King said.

    Soumountha had parked his car on the street outside his residence where he was confronted by the suspects. One of them used a handgun to fire a round at him, King said.

    The suspects left in a blue Honda Accord that was parked on the driveway and fled toward Branham Lane, King said.

    The victim was struck in the shoulder and transported to a hospital for an injury not considered life-threatening, according to King. 

    Police could not provide more detailed description of the suspects or vehicle.

    Officers taped off the immediate area in front of the home and canvassed the area, King said. Police are looking for surveillance footage in the area and speaking with any witnesses.

    There were a few other burglaries reported in the area Thursday morning but King could not confirm if they were related.

    The victim's mother, Vanida Soumountha, stood on the street near the home holding the family's dog as she watched police investigate. The dog was inside the home at the time of the burglary.

    She said her son had came home earlier than usual when he encountered the burglars leaving.

    Vanida Soumountha said she was thankful nothing worse happened to her son and Thursday's burglary and shooting was a reminder to be alert around the home.

    "He said 'I'm OK,'" Vanida Soumountha said. "He's doing fine now. He'll be home soon."

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