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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A homeowner in east Fort Worth shot a woman outside of a home as police were investigating reports of a prowler in the neighborhood.

It happened just before 3:00 a.m. in the 2500 block of Edgewood Terrace, near Lancaster Avenue and Oakland Avenue.

MedStar said that the victim was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in serious, but not life-threatening condition. Authorities do believe that she was the suspected prowler, but do not think that she had a weapon.

Officers are not saying yet whether the homeowner will face any charges.

Police had been investigating a call from someone else in the area around 2:30 a.m. that a prowler was in the neighborhood, banging on windows and making noise outside of their home.