KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Overland Park police are investigating after two homeowners were shot at during recent vehicle burglaries.
Police spokesman John Lacy said Wednesday that police believe the two incidents may be related. Neither homeowner was injured.
The first burglary happened at a home in the 12200 block of Beverly Street around 11:50 p.m. on July 23, police said in a news release. A homeowner saw someone get into his vehicle. When confronted, one of the burglary suspects fired three shots at the homeowner.
According to police, two or three suspects ran on foot and got into a gray and burgundy Honda. Both vehicles then went to a nearby convenience store, where two females got out to purchase items.
The stolen vehicle was recovered the next day in Kansas City, Kansas.
The second incident occurred shortly after midnight on July 29 in the 12700 block of Eby Street. A homeowner saw a man standing in his garage next to his vehicle. The suspect ran, and the homeowner chased on foot.
The suspect got into a white Chevrolet pickup truck at the end of the block. A woman was driving, the homeowner told police.
As the Chevrolet fled eastbound on West 128th Street, someone inside the vehicle fired one shot at the homeowner.
Police said the license tag on the vehicle was reported stolen out of Kansas City, Missouri.
While investigating the second burglary, officers learned of "additional auto burglaries in the area,” according to police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Overland Park Police Department at 913-344-8742.