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GARY — A 63-year-old man told police he shot at someone who broke into his home Wednesday night and displayed a gun, and the man fired several shots as he ran off.

Gary police said the gunshots likely damaged a neighbor’s home in the 2200 block of Hendricks Street, but no injuries were reported.

Police were dispatched about 5 p.m. to the man’s residence for the home invasion, Lt. Dawn Westerfield said. The man told officers he was in bed when he heard a loud bang and, fearing another break-in, went downstairs with his gun.

The resident told police he saw an open rear door and a man in his yard.

The resident told police the man raised a gun, so the resident fired and the man took off. The resident thought the man fired several shots as he left, police said.

A woman who lives nearby called police a minute later to report she heard shots, hit the floor and then discovered a bullet traveled through her window and into a living room wall, Westerfield said.

The man has reported several burglaries at his home, including one earlier this year and two last year, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. William Fazekas at (219) 881-1210. To remain anonymous, call (866) CRIME-GP.

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