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Burglary suspects shoot man in northeast Las Vegas

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A shooting at a home near the base of Frenchman's Mountain has those who live in the secluded neighborhood in disbelief.

"Shocking to say the least," said Var Stott, who has lived next to the home for 30 years.

When Stott saw police there, he asked his neighbor what had happened.

"The guy that lives there comes walking down the street, and he told me his dad had been shot and he was in the hospital doing surgery right then," Stott told FOX5.

Police said the victim and his wife drove to their son's home near Bonanza and Hollywood and spotted two female burglars leaving.

One of the suspects was coming out of the home.

Police said she soon grabbed a gun from inside her car and shot at the homeowner's father.

But Stott said the confrontation could have been avoided.

"They have an ADT alarm system and it notifies (his) grandmother," Stott said.

Stott told FOX5 that the grandmother called the homeowner's parents, who then decided to check on the house.

Metro police said that was the wrong call, and that anyone in a similar situation should never do that.

"(If) there was no reason to expect that someone should be there, the alarm is going off... that's the perfect 911 call," LVMPD Spokesperson Officer Marcus Martin said.

Neighbors told FOX5 even though the house is on a dead-end street, they get a lot of strangers driving up here because there's such an incredible view.

"So apparently someone was up here to view the lights... and decided (the house) was fair pickings," Stott said.

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