Home Intrusion Suspect Shot In Groin Was Art Student, Police Say http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/17868288/detail.html PITTSBURGH -- A 77-year-old woman shot an intoxicated art student who mistakenly entered her Pittsburgh home, police said. Police said the 19-year-old Art Institute of Pittsburgh student got into the woman's home around 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the city's Hill District. The student's entry set off an alarm, prompting the woman to retrieve a .38-caliber revolver. Police said the woman pointed the weapon at the student and told him to leave. "The homeowner discovered this individual, he was intoxicated. She asked him to leave the house and he started to walk up the steps and he was shot," Pittsburgh police Sgt. Robert Miller said. The man, shot in the groin, was taken to UPMC Mercy for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The woman was not injured. Neighbors along Protectory Place in the Crawford Square neighborhood said they believe the woman was just protecting herself. "The person was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and that's how I would have reacted," a neighbor who knows the woman and asked not to be identified. "I don't blame the individual for what they've done because it's bad out here, especially when it comes to elderly people. They see so much on TV that they react before they think." "You have the right to defend your home. An intruder is an intruder," said C.L. Powell, a neighbor. No charges have been filed. Police did not say how the student got into the house. --- Art student, not like he needed it.