One Man Shot in Robbery Attempt

One of three people who attempted to break into an apartment at Essex Place apartments on West Battlefield Road Thursday afternoon was shot by the resident.

Springfield police say the burglar was shot in the stomach and is currently hospitalized in serious condition.

Witnesses say as many as seven shots were heard after a woman began screaming about a robbery.  

Police say the two burglars who were not wounded in the attempt are on the run and they are actively searching for the suspects.