An intruder was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning while breaking into a Lexington apartment, police said.
The male suspect was being treated at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital as of about 8 a.m. and had not been charged, police Lt. Chris Combs said.
The suspect's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Combs said. Initial reports indicated that he might have been hit twice.
The shooting occurred just after midnight at an apartment in the 1000 block of Winburn Drive.
The suspect and the woman who lives at the apartment apparently have or have had a personal relationship, Combs said.
The intruder climbed a balcony and forced open a door, Combs said.
At that point, the woman's mother, who was at the apartment, fired shots with a handgun, Combs said.
Two children were at the apartment at the time, according to initial reports.
The investigation is continuing.