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Burlington man shot inadvertently during home burglary

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Alamance Regional Medical Center treated a 19-year-old man shot during a burglary early Saturday, police said.

James Jenkins, of North St. John Street, told Burlington police officers that he had been shot during a burglary at his home.

One of two men also in the home at the time of the burglary said he gained control of a firearm and shot at the suspects. Police said the rounds inadvertently struck Jenkins. The suspects then fled.

Anyone with information can contact Burlington police at 229-3500 or Crime Stoppers at 229-7100.

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