A pregnant woman was shot in the leg and her partner hurt after three men tried to break into their Perth home.
The incident happened at Clarkson, in Perth’s northern suburbs, early on Saturday morning.
The three would-be burglars were wearing balaclavas and at least one was armed. When the woman, believed to be in her 20s, stepped outside, a struggle ensued and she was shot, The West Australian reported.
“A firearm was discharged, and the female was shot in the leg,” Joondalup Acting Detective Inspector Stephen Foley told the newspaper.
The woman was reported to be in a stable condition and received treatment at Royal Perth Hospital.
Her partner also received medical care for a hand injury, although it was unknown if it was sustained during the incident.
Police told The West Australian it was unclear whether or not there was a prior connection between the suspects and the victims.