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Bolingbrook man wounded in shootout with burglars breaking into his car, police say

The man told officers he grabbed his gun and walked toward his car, and one of the burglars opened fire. 

A Bolingbrook man was wounded in a shootout with burglars who were breaking into his car Monday night, according to police.

The man told responding officers that he was inside his home in the 600 block of Cambridge Way when he heard a noise outside and noticed the dome light of his car was on shortly before midnight, police said in a statement.

He grabbed his gun and walked toward his car, and one of the burglars opened fire. The man said he returned fire and the burglars fled, according to police.

The man was wounded in the abdomen and taken to a hospital, where he was stabilized, police said.

No one was in custody. Anyone with information can contact the Bolingbrook Police Department Investigations Division at (630) 226-8620.